Programs in the United States are founded to help out the needy. The programs are founded to ensure that every family has the opportunity to have basic human rights. The financially disadvantaged people of America need help, and instead of seeing these people struggle, the government comes in to help out. With food stamps, Medicare, or Life Line assistance people can help gain their own independence again. That is why the programs were created anyway, to help people. These programs though are not foolproof. Many people have found ways to piggy back off the government with these programs. This is a very bad for the people who actually need the help as it draws attention to all the wrong of the program instead of all the good. The people who cheat the system hurt the people who are trying to do the right thing. They take away the money that other people need to live everyday without disaster. Sure many people are taking advantage of the system but is it not better to see dead bodies on the street?
There are many people who claim to be needy, but they do not need the assistance given to the other people in need. I believe that creating a list of things people can use food stamps towards will help combat that. People should not be able to buy cigarettes and tobacco with food stamps. Food stamps should only go to toiletries, food, and other basic necessities. This way people cannot go and buy liquor, or harmful smoking products with their food stamps. Not just food stamps, but other programs as well. The majority of the programs provide financial assistance in some way. The only financial assistance people truly need is the necessities, not a television set or a microwave.
With the change in what people can buy with government assistance, there should be fewer instances of people taking advantage of the government. Completely shutting down the entire program is the wrong choice to solve the problem of cheating the system. It would impact the citizens in need more negatively than in a positive way. America should continue to help out the economically disadvantaged, for it helps out people who truly need it. Many people will be thankful of the programs in the future, and I hope that these programs are here to stay.