There are many people who abuse the system and receive benefits that they should not be allowed to have. I believe that if we made the people who abuse the system have higher penalties then there would be less abuse and less tax dollars paying for people who do not deserve food stamps, medicade or welfare. It makes it harder for the truly honest people to receive much needed help when they need it. My family is honest, hardworking and supportive of others. We struggle like many Americans and not only need but rely on what help we have received, either food stamps, dollar phone, medicade and sometimes welfare. The government programs available help many families succeed are truly a blessing for my family, without them we would not be able to make steps to progress forward in life.
I truly appreciate every government program available to help families that are single parents, parents with single income and families in need. I believe that now days you need to have a diploma to succeed in life, having two children and trying to work while attending school is not beneficial to many people even with day care assistance. Referring to myself, childcare even with help is more expensive than I can afford. I would basically be working to send my kids to day care and gas to get to work. Hence why I have chosen to get a degree in a wide spread field such as business.
The systems income requirements are at a perfect number right now for all of the programs available in my state, I feel that the government has worked on them to achieve a better standpoint on how high Alaskans living costs are. I believe that there should be more allowances on where your money does go. For example they need to take in account for family’s who pay child support. This is not taken in consideration and many others like my family pay a good portion for children that they have but are not in the household. Help is needed even more for family’s who only have one source of income coming in to their household with growing children.
The government could make it beneficial for everyone involved if they would take these small factors in consideration. Tax payers would see reductions in there amounts paid if there were higher penalties for the abusers of the system. The families that deserve benefits would receive a higher amount due to less people receiving, making it less of a struggle for the honest working citizens with children. Having less people on welfare of any kind would benefit our country greatly, I know that the system is cracking down on many things, however, I believe there are still many people who take advantage of the governments help.