Friday, February 17, 2012
Yes, I know we have talked about welfare a lot in class. I have already done a post about welfare.This video looks at a different side of welfare. In my last post about welfare I discussed how welfare effects the economy viewing the world as a economist. But have you ever thought about a person on welfare feels? And how that will effect the economy? I do not agree with what Milton's approach, that we should cut welfare and maybe that will force people to get a job. Milton and the people in this video do bring up an interesting perspective on welfare. We often look at welfare as a hard working taxpayer, but have you ever seen welfare through a different pair of glasses? The first family in the video cannot receive government assistance because they earn only a few dollars too much, but they are not making enough money to pay for their child's medical experiences. The family has tried to receive medicare care but they can only qualify for five dollars a month. Milton goes on to talk about how many families that receive welfare often create a cycle of government hand out among the generation. Milton also goes on to explain that being on welfare takes away their "human independence". Once interviewing another family, Milton concludes by saying that welfare doesn't only effect the economic stand point but also the "moral fibers" of Americans.The people giving out the welfare feel a "God like power" and the people receiving it feeling a "child like dependence".