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Concepts of Welfare Reform

            The misuse of government funding by welfare recipients has been debated for many years. The belief that drug testing welfare recipients would reduce the amount of people on welfare and save tax dollars is a wise idea. If the goal of drug testing is to find drug users who utilize government funding then tests should not be limited to just welfare recipients, but to all who receive government subsidies. Because welfare recipients get paid by the government, much like employees get paid by their employers, they should be subjected to drug testing before receiving benefits and randomly while receiving government aid as a condition of "employment.".
             The word welfare means different things to different people. Welfareinfo.org defines welfare as a system that "encompasses those government programs that provide benefits and economic assistance to no or low income Americans." There are many types of assistance programs available in the United States, some of the most well known are the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). These three programs are used to improve the living conditions, or "welfare" of their recipients. SNAP, formerly known as food stamps, was originally created in 1939 to help families in need. SNAP is a federal program, but is managed individually by each state. It is a form of monetary assistance that provides recipients with a debit-type card that is used specifically to buy food. WIC is used to support low income women and children under 5 years old by supplementing their diets with nutritious foods like baby formula, milk, cereal, cheese, peanut butter, etc. Finally, TANF is temporary monetary assistance provided to needy families to help them with child care issues, job training and strengthening of the family unit. .
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