Imperialism Essay

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What is poverty? Poverty is waking up in the morning not having anything to eat; poverty is waking up on a dirty mattress because your family couldn't afford a brand new one. Poverty is living with a smell that doesn't go away, waking up with the hope of not ever escaping. Poverty is us instead doing nothing we should all be a part of decreasing poverty. Many people would argue that the job of decreasing poverty goes to the government but what is the government doing. Throughout this essay I'm going to answer an essential questions of what the government is doing to help decrease the poverty rate in the United States which includes a brief introduction of SNAP, TANF along with the , "Opening ...view middle of the document...

What does it have to do with obesity? Based on SNAPS data that have been collected it can have a positive and negative effect towards obesity. Previous research has suggested that SNAPS increased obesity. If SNAP participants increase obesity then also increase due to the possible health consequences that could take place if the program expand. An expansion of the program means that a dollar of SNAP benefits can increase the consumption by more than a dollar of unrestricted cash benefits. Which in results when a person is in poverty and gets more money than they're used to they tend to spend more money on food that they didn't have access to in the beginning which results in a higher food consumption. An increase in SNAP expansion can also lead to obesity because the monthly sum distributed by SNAP could result in binge eating, which means that a large amount of food would be consumed in a short amount of time. Along with every negative there is the positive side of the situation. SNAP improves the nutrition intake by increasing family's food budget, which can be used to purchase more expensive fruits and vegetables along with decreasing the amount of processed food being purchased. SNAP also encourages eating food at home rather than eating at food restaurants or at fast food outlets. Which is a major change because a big factor of obesity is the type of food that is being consumed and food especially from fast food places like Burger King is not so high in nutrients but are high in fat. In some extreme situations people tend to eat at fast food places everyday due to not having enough money to buy what is good for the body which can in result lead to obesity. Lastly SNAP contribution on decreasing obesity helps reduce food insecurity, which has been associated with obesity. Going back to my argument of how SNAP increases obesity previous research consistently found SNAP participation to be associated with an increase in obesity for adult women, and female children, but a decrease in obesity for male children. This shows that males tend to base on previous research use SNAP in a more positive beneficial way in comparison to women.Federally funded and governed US welfare began in the 1930's during the Great Depression. US welfare gives assistance to those who have little or no income at all. The US does this by having a welfare system that includes health insurance, pensions, housing support, and childcare. When added together, the amount of resources that are available is massive. When it comes to US welfare it stayed in the hands of the federal government for about 61 years. Many Americans were unsatisfied with the welfare system due to the suggestion that individuals were abusing the welfare program by not applying for jobs, having more children to get more aid, and staying unmarried to qualify for greater benefits. To confront this problem 1996 Republican Congress passed a reform law signed by President Clinton that gave the control of...

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