Food Stamp Nation: Child Homelessness Spikes in NYC
Government needs to get out of the entitlement business and leave this to churches and charity.
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Andrea Elliott, in her NY Times article “Invisible Child,” articulates the disheartening existence of a family living on the meager support of government welfare. She invites her readers to look through the eyes of Dasani, the family’s 11-year-old girl.
The family has a complex relationship with the welfare programs that both keep them afloat and keep their situation hopeless.
Liberals advocate that welfare programs are designed to help the least fortunate and that they demonstrate a society’s compassion.
However, sometimes too much compassion by the state can devolve into what recovering drug addicts would call “enabling.” Moreover, the “compassionate environment” provided by government often turns out to be wretched.