According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the total number of Americans who were receiving welfare in 2011 was approximately 109 million, or 35 percent of the population. However, the Department of Health and Human ... More » Government & Politics Social Services

While welfare isn't inherently bad, opponents do cite a few issues with the system. Some believe the current welfare system in the United States discourages people from finding work, encourages childbearing for those who... More » World View Social Sciences

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