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TheIndolentofAmericaJulianaInfanteHonorsCivicsandGovernmentFebruary24th,20201stPeriodMrs.Mccoy
1WelfaredependencyintheUnitedStateshasamountedtoavastepidemicofconsistenteconomicdownfallforthenation.WhiletheUnitedStatesgovernmentprovidesafinancialsupportsystemforthegeneralpublic,agreatmanyofrecipientsaretakingadvantageofthissystem.Inorderforthegovernmenttoprovidethistypeofassistancetoover20%oftheAmericanpopulation,taxpayerscontributetothesecostswithashocking$152.8billiondollarseveryyear(LexingtonLaw).Manydeprivedindividualsbenefitgreatlyoffofthissupport,however,thosewhomakefraudulentandunnecessaryclaimsforwelfareallowtheprocesstobemuchmoreexpensivethanitshouldbe.Inasocietywheregovernmentassistancehasbecomeanessentialpartofhereditarybeingforsome,theUnitedStatesgovernmentmustconductindepthresearchbymeansofacknowledgingthecitizenswhoaregenuinelyinneed,thosewhoareposers,andhowtodistributemoneywithoutpermittingthenationtodrownindebt.Aspartofadevelopedandindustrializednation,citizensoftheUnitedStatesshouldnotbesuppressedtofamineorextremepoverty.Overtimehowever,thegovernmenthasrecognizedthatthereisapopulationofpeoplelivinginthecountrywhoarehungryanddestitute.Thereareamultitudeofreasonsthatwouldcontributetotheunfortunatecircumstancesoftheseindividuals.Inherarticle,“TheDeservingandUndeservingPoor,”AssociateProfessorofHistoryattheUniversityofNorthCarolina,LisaLevenstein,claimsthatavastpercentageofthepoverty-strickeninAmericaare,“...needybecausetheywereincapableofworkduetooldage,sickness,ordisability”.Evidently,thosewhosufferfromsuchintolerableconditionshavenowaytopreventtheeffectsoftheirdisabilitiesandlimitations.Quiteoften,theyareleftwithoutresourcesandbecomedesperate.Therefore,itisabsolutelynecessarythattheseindividualsbesupportedbythegovernmentinordertoprovidefoodandshelterforthemselvesandtheirfamilies.
2Bycontrast,avastpercentageofwelfarerecipientsareabletomanipulateandtakeadvantageofthegovernmenttotheextentthattheyacquireassistancewithoutnecessity.Bydoingso,theseindividualsareablefindloopholesinthelegislationthatisintendedtoprovideforthoseinneed.AccordingtotheUnitedStatesGovernmentAccountabilityOffice,1outofevery10paymentsmadetowelfare

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