The United States of America is known as the country of freedom and .
In today's society, many Americans are abusing their right of freedom. .
Every year, the United States government spends billions of dollars on national welfare .
programs. This wasted disposal of money encourages unemployment, dependency, and .
discourages family interaction.
Welfare is a government program providing money, medical care, food, housing, .
and other things people need in order to survive. People who can receive help from these .
welfare programs are: children, elders, disabled persons, and others who cannot support .
their families on their current income. Federal and state governments in the United States .
serve poor people through more than 80 public assistant programs, costing about 450 .
billion dollars annually. Most people receive help through one of the four major .
programs. These programs are: Medicaid, Social Security, Supplement Security, and Aid .
to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). Families who cannot afford doctor's bills .
or visits receive Medicaid. Most Medicaid funding comes from the federal government. .
Before the federal government got into civilian healthcare, no person was ever denied .
medical attention in America because he couldn't pay for it. That would have violated .
the sacred oath of every doctor. AFDC provides cash benefits to dependent children and .
their parents. About 80 percent of families receiving AFDC are single - mother families. .
Again, most AFDC funding comes from the federal government. The food stamp .
program helps low - income households buy more and better food than they could .
normally afford. The number of stamps a household receives depends on the family's .
size, incomes, and expenses. Most grocery stores accept the stamps like cash for food .
purchases only. Yet, nobody can honestly read the Constitution and find any authority .
for the government to act as a problem solver.