Welfare Is It Really Too Much??

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Welfare Is It To Much?

Millions of Americans are signed up for welfare; the program is designed to aid poor and needy families. Unfortunately, it has now become a way of life for many Americans. Many argue that welfare is destroying our culture and creating a dependent people who have learned to abuse certain privileges that come with living in America, but history has proven that this is true. The people on welfare depend on getting through the mail and don't even attempt to get a job which is a drain on our economy. That is why I say we should get rid of welfare.

Welfare was designed to give a boost to the poor-to help struggling families make it through the year while they got back on their feet. Many people on welfare have become used to it and are not looking for a job; they are sitting at home waiting by the mailbox for the next check to come in.

Welfare is destroying out culture. Many argue that welfare is necessary for many families, and that it must not be cut. Some argue that it is giving starving families the boost they need to make it one more year. This is only partially true. Yes, we need welfare, but we also need to limit the amount of time a family can stay on it.

People figure that the welfare check will come in the mail, so where's the motivation for going out and getting a job? Many people are abusing welfare in more ways than one. The most common form of welfare abuse is just staying on it too long, and using it as an income, instead of a boost. There are worse cases, which clearly show the need for reform. Many people are using welfare as an...