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PUBLIC WELFARE: Help or Hindrance?

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Welfare is the provision of a minimal level of wellbeing and social support for all citizens. In most developed countries, welfare is largely provided by the government, in addition to charities, informal social groups, religious groups, and inter-governmental organizations. In the end, this term replaces "charity" as it was known for thousands of years, being the voluntary act of providing for those who temporarily or permanently could not provide for themselves.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau data released in September 2011, the nation's poverty rate rose to 15.1% in 2010, up from 14.3% in 2009 and to its highest level since 1993.  So it’s no wonder why there are so many people dependent upon Welfare assistance. 

Although the benefit of public assistance has been a tremendous help to so many people today, it is abused by those who do not need it and who are taking advantage of this federal program. 

Please join us tonight to discuss how this program is misused and how it could possibly be reformed to weed out those who are committing fraud to gain benefits, and possibly destroying a system that is needed by so many in today’s times.  

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