Two Situations That Can Force a Person to Become Totally Dependent On Social Welfare Programs

Many of us tend to imagine that social welfare programs are for ‘losers’ and that there is no way we can end up being totally dependent on such programs. This is indeed why some of us say very nasty things about the social welfare programs. We simply don’t see how we could ever be totally dependent on such programs — and some of us go as far as arguing for the total abolishment of the social welfare programs. But it is always important to remember that there are situations where we could find ourselves actually being totally dependent on the social welfare programs we despise.

One situation that can force you, as a person who was previously independent, to become totally dependent on social welfare programs is ill health. Sometimes, people wake up and find themselves afflicted by chronic conditions that make it impossible for them to continue working. Such people often have no alternative, but to turn to social welfare programs, in order to continue surviving.

Another situation that can force you, as a person who was previously independent, to become totally dependent on social welfare programs is a change in labor market demands. This is where you can wake up one day, only to realize that the labor market doesn’t need your skills any more. In that case, you could start selling off the items you bought while you were working. Soon, you could find yourself going as far as selling your best vacuum for tiles. That is also the point at which you could be selling items like your best cordless vacuum cleaner for carpet. Then, once you don’t have any more such items to sell, you’d be forced to swallow your pride, and make an application for social welfare funds.

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How to Make Members of the Middle Class Less Hostile to Social Welfare Programs

Members of the middle class tend to exhibit open hostility to social welfare programs. They feel that, under the social welfare programs, ‘their’ money is being used ‘to pay people who are lazy and people who don’t want to take responsibility for their lives’. So they become resentful to the social welfare programs. Given this kind of background, it becomes necessary to figure out ways of making members of the middle class to be less hostile to social welfare programs.

One way to make members of the middle class to be less hostile to social welfare programs is by educating them on the importance of the programs, and how much worse the society would be without such programs. You can carry out this sort of education through public forums. You can also carry out the public education through email campaigns. In this day and age, when pretty much anybody can go to a site like SBCGlobal (that is, at Sbcglobal.net) and sign up for Sbcglobal.net email, it shouldn’t be too hard to carry out such an email-based educational campaign. You just need to ensure that the educators have solid points to back their arguments. Then you need to ensure that the community educators have at least as much confidence as Disney Channel actors, if they are to succeed and convincing the middle class skeptics.

The other way to make members of the middle class to be less hostile to social welfare programs is by addressing their concerns: and actually seeing to it that the social welfare programs indeed only benefit people who deserve.

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How to Improve the Social Welfare Programs

Many people have argued that American social welfare programs are not as good as they should be, and that there is a lot of room for their improvement. In our view, while American social welfare programs work quite well, there are at least a couple of things that can be done, to improve those programs even further.

The first thing that can be done, to improve the social welfare programs, is to make them more self-sustaining. The idea should be to have everyone contribute significantly to the program while they are able-bodied, so that when they run into misfortune, they can be catered for. What is contributed to the programs should then be invested, to make the programs truly self-sustaining.

The second thing that can be done, to improve the social welfare programs, is to ensure that only people who deserve help from these programs get such help – and that the help which is provided is adequate. It is better to have few beneficiaries who are well catered for, rather than having many beneficiaries, each of them getting a pittance. We have to admit that there is a limit to the numbers of people who can benefit from these programs. The programs are not like computer programs – such as the remote support programs (accessible at logmein123.com) which can always be scaled up to accommodate an ever-increasing number of people. There is a limit, and the US department of health and human services already knows that.

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Examining the Two Major Types of Buyers You are Likely to Deal With While Selling Headphones

There are two major types of buyers whom you are likely to deal with, while selling headphones. You need different strategies for dealing with each group of buyers.

The first type of buyers whom you are likely to deal with, while selling headphones, is that of buyers who simply purchase the headphones on impulse. In dealing with this group of headphone’s buyers, you need to appeal to the emotions. If, for instance, you are selling earbuds, you need to focus on your packaging: so that yours come across as the best earbuds in the market, “which are only available for a limited duration of time”. You also need to get your pricing right and indeed, you are only likely to be successful with this group of buyers if you can show them some sort of price advantage. Like, for instance, if you can demonstrate that yours are actually the best over-ear headphones under $200, you may get a few impulse buyers straight away.

The second type of buyers whom you are likely to deal with, while selling headphones, is that of buyers who buy the headphones on purpose: that is, non-impulse buyers. In dealing with this group of buyers, you need to appeal to the mind, to the intellect, on top of appealing to the emotions. That, as researchers from, say, the United States Army will tell you, is much more difficult than appealing to the emotions alone.

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In Defense of America’s Social Welfare Programs

America’s social welfare programs have come under attack lately, mostly by right-wing individuals who seem to believe in unregulated capitalism. According to these right-wing individuals, the social welfare programs are, in actual fact, ‘entitlement programs’ which ‘make people lazy’. The right wingers also tend to have major problems with ‘their’ tax money being used to pay people to ‘bum about’. You will hear these types of sentiments whenever you listen to right wing news channels, such as Fox News.

In defense of America’s social welfare programs though, we can say that the programs are there for anyone who happens to fall on hard times – and everyone (theoretically at least) can fall on hard times. Indeed, you may be surprised to learn that a good number of the people who are currently benefiting from the social welfare programs are (ironically) folks who used to speak against the programs, not knowing that they too would fall on hard times. In this world, there is no way of telling what may happen tomorrow, and it is only the most daft person who imagines that things will always be well for him or her.

In defense of America’s social welfare programs, we can also say that the programs help us avoid ugly scenes: the scenes we see in many Asian and African countries, of streets lined with beggars, and streets lined at night with homeless people sleeping rough.

In defense of America’s social welfare programs, we can say that the people who benefit from the programs tend to be folks who chipped in when things were going well for them. So the programs are actually fair, when you come to think of it well.

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