Hardship and Welfare
January 30, 2012 § 4 Comments
While I think much of her experience with the welfare system was influenced by her status as Latina mother, I think some of her difficulties are universal. Such as the fact that recipients of TANF are cut off after five years. That single mothers on welfare are likely to live in poor and crowded conditions. Isn’t that what we expect of people on welfare? It hardly seems fair to me that these mothers must deal with the threat of having their children removed from their homes, especially since there are serious problems with Children and Family services in just about every state. Would their children really be better off?
Shouldn’t the welfare system (and other social services) be expanded rather than lessened? I think the idea that people are taking advantage of welfare is a created myth. Maybe one individual out of thousands. But, honestly no one enjoys hardship. No one wants to see their children go hungry, live in squalor, or lack health care.