Welfare Marijuana Of Our Society

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Welfare -The Cannabis of Our Society Welfare has been a major controversy in the realm of social policy for many years. Welfare has become a fundamental part of everyday life for many families. The present state of Welfare does not encourage job growth, reduce poverty, or reduce dependence on governmental aid in the United States despite its work relief elements and large governmental programs. Currently the United States’ Welfare system is being abused by its members and it should be monitored and revised to cut back on people misusing the benefits. Welfare did not reach the United States, until after the Great Depression with Franklin D. Roosevelt 's "New Deal." The New Deal brought on new economic and social welfare legislation. According to The New Deal: A Brief Overview there are three components: direct relief, economic recovery, and financial reform: *Relief was the immediate effort to help the one-third of the population that was hardest hit by the depression. *Recovery was the goal of restoring the economy to pre-depression levels. *Reform was based on the assumption that the depression was caused by the inherent instability of the market and that government intervention was necessary to rationalize and stabilize the economy, and to balance the interests of farmers, business, and labor. The New Deal was the first time that the United States Government used federal and public resources to finance the welfare needs of the…
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