The pros of welfare include raising the voice of the less fortunate, empowerment of the people, provision of food and other services, while the cons include high population growth that can be unsustainable, short-term programs, people who do not want to be part of the programs and the programs being prone to abuse. Welfare programs are set up by the government to help people who cannot meet their basic needs.
On the good side, welfare programs have helped to provided people with food, medical assistance and other vital services. Students have been able to get scholarships to further or continue their education. The programs help to empower and motivate people to stand on their own and learn to meet their needs effectively.
There have also been many criticisms of welfare programs. Many people claim that the programs are being abused by people who do not disclose the truth about their status. There are also people who do not want to be part of the programs because of pride or other reasons. Some programs only exist on a short-term basis leaving those who depended on them hopeless. The continuing growth of the human population is making the welfare programs become ineffective because of the insufficient budget.