Fueling government assistance programs cost the us
billions of dollars each year. *add statistic* Statistics
show in recent years, funding for programs have risen
substantially. When the first government aiding programs
were established, they were designed for those who could
not provide for themselves(or their families)*optional* . In
1933 the unemployment rate had reached the highest its
ever been in the United States at a staggering 24.75%.
(Smiley). Many we're out of work, with no source of
income and the economy was at an all time low. More
recently, in 2007 our country entered a recession, and
the nations unemployment rate reached 9.5%. The rate
had been nearly 5% lower 2 years prior to 2007.
According to the Congressional Budget Office, 45
Million people in 2011 received SNAP benefits. The
Statistics are shocking considering the benefits rose by
70 percent since 2007 (Paletta). SNAP being one of
government aided program where abuse occurs heavily.
In order to get benefits From welfare programs, those looking to receive them must find if they qualify for them. Information for these programs can be discovered online, or by speaking t...