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This paper analyzes fundamental changes in federal policy during the 1990s, that caused a major change in welfare legislation and distribution throughout the United States. It discusses how the appropriation of taxpayer money to those in need, particularly families, came under wide control from Washington, D.C. The paper describes how in 1996, the former welfare policies that were in place for years were reevaluated, modified, and redesigned as the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families Act (TANF) and its results.
From the Paper:" While welfare was established in the good-spirited American idealism of taking in and providing for those most in need and assisting them in creating opportunity where life and circumstance had previously prevented it, Gilens reports that national opposition to welfare is widespread. Within the confines of the American governmental system, popular discontent with legislative measure is means for its degeneration, providing ample cause for the stigma apparent in the "welfare mom"" stereotypes and social disability public assistance brings. Gilens argues that while the social out-casting welfare causes is rampant, it is a side effect of financial opposition to welfare, not the theoretical principles on which it was created and by which it is maintained. Middle class goals of augmentation are set at odds with the traditional demands of deserved giving that create enthusiasm about the welfare state."
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Welfare (2006, December 12) Retrieved August 17, 2022, from https://www.academon.com/research-paper/welfare-75402/
"Welfare" 12 December 2006. Web. 17 August. 2022. <https://www.academon.com/research-paper/welfare-75402/>