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    • How do you define success with families in the welfare system?

    • What is the fundamental difference between the new Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and former Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) programs?

    • What is the largest federal food program? How has it affected the overall economy in America?

    • How can the welfare system change in policy or approach in order to stop or slow welfare fraud?

    • Should recipients of welfare benefits be subject to random drug testing? Why or why not?

    • Congress plays a major role in the effectiveness of the welfare program. In the past decade, what has congress done to reshape the program?

    • Does the welfare system enable the continuous cycle of low-income families to live on benefits without putting effort into stabilizing their low-income situation?

    • Should there be a time frame on how long a low-income family can be on the welfare system without actively seeking employment or skill training?

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    How do you define success with families in the welfare system?

    • What is the fundamental difference between the new Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and former Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) programs?

    The fundamental difference between TANF and AFDC is that AFDC represented what is known as an entitlement program wherein those who were living below the poverty line that are defined by the state were afforded the ability to receive guaranteed benefits. The program's ability to determine the needs of citizens was contingent upon remaining in accordance with federal guidelines as states had to adhere to federal limits. In contrast, the use of TANF represents a version that isn't an entitlement program, which gives states the autonomy to determine eligibility. This is the difference between the two programs, and it is a major difference as it allows the states to essentially control their welfare program.

    • What is the largest federal food program? How has it affected the overall economy in America?

    The largest federal food program is SNAP, and it represents an enormous part of the U.S. economy wherein the economy appropriates over $70 billion U.S. dollars annually toward this program. Over 1/6th of the ...

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    Questions on The System are provided. The fundamental difference between the new Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and former Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) programs are determined.

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