Words of Wisdom:

"Love is like blowing dandelions, yout put much pressure to feel the air" - Nntien


  • Date Submitted: 05/31/2011 10:24 AM
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elfare was established to help people in need.   This includes helping people who are unemployed, have a low income, or other people who require assistance. Most of these money resources come from the government agency or other programs. The intention of these programs is to benefit low income people, especially children. This temporary assistance for needy families was created to boost family income levels. Those who use the system until income is favorable I would call the “deserving poor”. Welfare as an aid was designed to assist these families until they were able to be dependent upon themselves.   Then there are those who are on welfare abusing the system. They are the ones I would call the “undeserving poor”. These are people that get assistance and don’t try to be self-reliant. The deserving poor get the assistance until they are able to stand and be dependent. Yet the evidence indicates that children and parents are actively harmed rather than helped by welfare. Nearly all Welfare aid for children goes to single parent households. But current research indicates that both Welfare dependence and single parenthood have significant deleterious effects on children's development, impeding their ability to become successful members of mainstream society (Rector, 2001). Because of this impact on society I believe it’s what causes welfare and who gets assistance to be considered an ethical issue.
Ethics involves the sphere of interpersonal, group, and community politics at the level of values–not just what can be achieved or how to achieve it, but more what should be sought, in the realm of social harmony and fairness (Blatner, 2006). The system is set up not to discriminate against anyone of any race or background. Each state of course has a set of boundaries concerning who is qualified for the assistance and who is not. There are also some states that have limits on how long someone is able to remain getting assistance. Although there are limitations they are...


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