Poverty from Conservative Point of View

Topics: Welfare, 2005 singles, Individual Pages: 2 (815 words) Published: April 3, 2005
Poverty from a conservative point of view

There seems to be an increase in poverty in the United States and there are so many theories behind why this might be a problem. It seems as if Society as a whole wants to blame this social "condition" on Society itself. I believe that the problem of poverty lies within the actual individuals that are experiencing poverty. There are a few reasons why people experience poverty. They are as follows: One, the liberal welfare programs that were started in the 1960's, two, individuals lack the characteristic of power and individuality, three, anti-social behavior and the idea that poverty passes from one generation to the next.

The liberal welfare programs were started in the 1960s to help individuals obtain better job skills by allowing them to collect welfare benefits while being trained to be skillful in more successful positions. These programs were originally designed to be a temporary thing because so many jobs were lost due to mechanization, jobs moving from the city to the suburbs even outsourcing. The government failed to realize that these individuals were to be trained. Because they were spending so much money supporting these individuals they weren't able to finance the ability to train these persons. These individuals never took upon their selves to get the training that was needed to better him/her. They were okay with taking a hand out and not working for their selves. These individuals were okay that someone else's hard earned money was being used to take care of a perfectly capable, unwilling to work individual.

Because the individuals were willing to accept the handouts that were given to them they lacked the characteristic of power. It seems as if they were unable to say no to the provided or shall I say free support and unable to say yes to the ability to gain and be able to support their selves. It was so much easier to have someone to do it for them. Not only did they lack integrity but...
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