What your taxes pay for?
-Purpose (involving Welfare recipients)
-Welfare to Work Program
-Successful Parents (goal)
-Middle Class View Point
-Middle Class vs. Welfare
In 1996 Bill Clinton passed an Act (Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA)) that moved welfare recipients off of aid and on to becoming working productive citizens. Under the Act, welfare recipients would have two years to find a job and get off of aid. Several programs were designed in order to help encourage and eventually get the recipients on their way to being successful citizens. Our tax dollars fund these programs.
The program, more commonly known as the Welfare-to-Work program was broken up into different stages in order to best help the recipients. Once the participant (welfare recipient) signs up for Welfare, he/she is assigned a gain worker who is there to help guide them through the program. The gain worker interviews the participant and tries to get a feel for what the participant wants to do in life. From there the gain worker assesses what program is best for the participant.
There are several activities that the participant can join. Job Club, which is designed to help you find a job. Self-Initiative Program, which is designed to help participants with school. Vocational Training, which is designed to train the participant in a certain field or interest. In some instances, participants are co-dependent on drugs or have mental problems. There are programs designed to help the participant get off of the drugs and get help. There is also counseling for those who need the mental help. Most participants come from... [continues]
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