This is a outline for a welfare essay it can be used as a speech or turned into an essay

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Welfare Outline

Topic: Welfare is unjust.

General Purpose Statement: To persuade my audience.

Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience that welfare is unjust and propose a new and improved plan.


I.Now to expand on what my esteemed colleague has stated welfare today is taken advantage of and taken for granted by more people than it is truly helping

II.Today I am going to elaborate on the economic and social disabilities welfare is causing on Americans everyday.

III.I am credible to tell you about this because I have researched many books and surfed the ERA's (Equal Rights Advocates) web site.

Transition: Now let me start with a quote from the ERA web site. ERA is the lead organization of Californians for Family Economic Self-Sufficiency. "In the rush to celebrate the 'success' of declining welfare rolls, California has ignored the fact that for many immigrant families these declining rolls are not translating into economic self-sufficiency,"


I.The first issue to be dealt with is how mush welfare takes from the economy.

A.From the book " Welfare. Helping Hand or Trap?" many statistics showed that welfare cost the government an astronomical amount of money.

1.In 1971 over $ 4.1 billion dollars went to the welfare program.

2.171 billion was estimated to have been spent in the early seventies.

B.Welfare fraud creates a burden for taxpayers by increasing the cost of welfare programs.

1.Unfortunately, people intentionally obtain benefits they don't deserve. These people are committing welfare fraud. A quote from

2.In 1997-98, 53,452 investigations of suspected fraud referrals were completed. Of the investigations completed in 1997-98, 14,771 resulted in a reduction or termination of assistance. Table 2 shows the results of investigations completed during 1997-98

3. Over $63 million was identified in overpayments and an estimated $37...