We should understand that children make up a significant number of these family members that need Government assistance. There may be one or two parents in the family but if there are three children for example, why should they suffer the hardship. Why should they go without having enough food, not being medically treated or treated in a sub-par manner, and even not being allowed to have local phone services in case of emergencies. Children cannot help the the family that they were born in or control the family finances. So it is logical that the government help them even if it means helping the entire family. Also, there are many people in families that are disabled, mentally challenged and/or have medical bills through no fault of their own. It is by chance that some people develop or are born with certain illnesses than others. Having significant illnesses and disabilities can cause a family to have financial stress in an instant and therefore requiring the need for Government assistance. One can wonder why would it not be appropriate for the Government to help a family with medical concerns if they cannot help themselves. I can not think of a reason.
What I believe we can do to increase the effectiveness of these type of Government benefit programs are to invite these families and members to speak publicly to lawmakers about their needs and why receiving the benefits are important. I believe it will help the effectiveness of lawmakers better considering the goods from the programs if they put a face and voice to the people actually receiving the benefits. Also, it will better educate the public as to these benefits and realize that their stereotype of the common recipient of Government benefits are not what they think. Government agencies can help by putting more safeguards in place so that true families that are in financial need are receiving the benefits. Therefore, directing more benefits to the right families increasing the effectiveness. It is my belief that providing Government benefits to those families that are in financial need plays valuable role in our society and should remain a part of what our Government does.