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@9RGGRSTDemocrat from Illinois answered…1wk

Abolish welfare and reform the tax structure to either a negative tax rate or expand EITC tax

@9RDT3BFGreenfrom Guam  answered…1wk

Provide living wages and investment in public goods such as healthcare and education so welfare is less needed and we have less need of complex, bureaucratic welfare processes

@9RDSX2NVeteran from Minnesota answered…1wk

Benefits, but only for a limited timespan (I.e. 2 years), like an insurance policy

@9RCSZ74Republican from Oregon answered…2wks

I think fewer restrictions. It is too costly to determine for the restrictions in place now. While there may be some fraud in the system, it is not so significant to cause the program to be useless for those that need it. I do think we should have some caps, and if the amount determined is based on number of children in the household at the time, funds cap based on that number. I do think there should be fewer restrictions around if a person is married or not. Should be based solely on income and household size.

@9HZ5WZXPeace and Freedom from Ohio answered…3mos

Honestly don’t know about welfare benefits, as I’ve never had to use it

@9HY4P6ZWomen’s Equality from New Mexico answered…3mos

Fewer restrictions financially but should deny immigrants services.

@MichaelandMitzi-…Republican from Texas answered…3mos

Elderly and disabled should have increased benefits. For others, there should be a program to help the beneficiary get out of poverty like taking trade classes or continuing education requirements

@9HTVFJ8Democrat from Pennsylvania answered…3mos

@9HRTGQ4Republican from Nevada answered…3mos

At any given time, 12-20 percent of a population will need assistance due to low iq or disability. I think all of America is okay with providing some sort of safety net. But this should only be for people who absolutely need it.

@9HNDDMXWomen’s Equality from Ohio answered…3mos

Increase benefits for the elderly and disabled and reform the system so it supplements a working income and encourages those that can work to enter the workforce.

@9HLKK73Constitution from Minnesota answered…3mos

@9HKHKXRGreen from Georgia answered…3mos

@9HHY7RMLibertarian from California answered…3mos

@9HHMSLWLibertarian from Maryland answered…3mos

@Tanya-Carmona-Da…Women’s Equality from California answered…3mos

More, but increase benefits for the elderly and disabled AND deny benefits for illegal immigrant’s 2nd and up children (help only the first born unless multiples). That’s why they keep having kids.

@9HFMDFMPeace and Freedom from Texas answered…3mos

Fewer, many people need the help and are doing the best to get on their feet but the job industries have been tough lately and welfare should be there to help everyone who is in the United States

@9HFHX84Peace and Freedom from Kentucky answered…3mos

I haven't been on welfare benefits so I cannot make a unbiased or reasonable assumption.

@9HB24HPRepublican from Pennsylvania answered…3mos

More, reform the system so that it supplements, rather than replaces, a working income, the exception being the disabled

@Jennifer-Gundlac…Green from California answered…3mos

Fewer, but I also believe we should have UBI (universal basic income.)

@9H7KNZ8Democratfrom Montana  answered…3mos

Reform to make it encourage working and keep paying at a reduced amount until a cutoff that is at least 3 times the poverty level.

@9H6V899Peace and Freedom from Kansas answered…3mos

Fewer, but replacing the system with a universal basic income would be a better and cheaper option.

@9H6JX67Libertarian from Tennessee answered…3mos

People on welfare should still be expected to work for civil programs/stay productive in ways that benefit their communities.

@9H669GGVeteran from Michigan answered…3mos

@9H57J6CVeteran from Utah answered…3mos

Welfare should be used to give a hand up not a hand out. Help people learn to make it on their own.

@9H4DT9DLibertarian from Arizona answered…3mos

@9H3NTV7Democrat from Georgia answered…3mos

Fewer because it becomes a full-time job to receive supplemental support limiting upward mobility for some participants.

@9H3G69JDemocrat from Ohio answered…3mos

@9H2D6LVWomen’s Equality from North Carolina answered…3mos

I feel that I do not know enough about this topic to contribute an answer.

@9H2BFVZVeteran from Virginia answered…3mos

More for elderly and disabled. Less for immigrants and those who are able to work. Put a limit on how much individuals can recieve yearly.

@9GYLYLWLibertarian from Kentucky answered…3mos

More, but I would prefer to end all federal welfare programs

@R-FishVeteran from South Carolina answered…3mos

More restrictions so the benefits can go to those who need it most

@9GX5CYGPeace and Freedomfrom Maine  answered…3mos

More restrictions, reform the system so that it is only supplemental for those who are able to work and increase benefits for those who are disabled and or elderly and completely unable to work

@9GWT8NCLibertarian from Colorado answered…3mos

@9GSWHPNWomen’s Equality from North Carolina answered…3mos

Welfare benefits should be based on need, regardless of race or gender. Kid or no kid! If you need government assistance, it should be afforded to you by need! Ex. they give more food stamps to people with children, that's fine. But, if you work full time, go to school full time, and you make what you make and still have to pay all your bills, don't give us $15 worth of stamps!

@9GSDC5BRepublican from Tennessee answered…3mos

@9GRY3VBIndependent from Oregon answered…3mos

The focus should shift - more help to those that cannot help themselves, and for others welfare should include mental health, addiction treatment, and job training services.

@9GRWB5DDemocrat from California answered…3mos

It isn't a matter of more or fewer but adopting good regulations and eliminating bad ones.

@9GRBC25Progressive from Florida answered…3mos

@9GR4PR2Green from New Jersey answered…3mos

@9GQVPZPConstitution from Pennsylvania answered…3mos

Fewer, but more important issues need addressed in the restrictions.

@9GQ7QRMRepublican from Wisconsin answered…3mos

Welfare needs to be reformed so that people can work to get off it without the cliff of it ending when they reach a certain paycheck. It needs to be a gradual reduction vs cutting everything off at once.

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