(OpEdNews.com) — America has a massive national deficit of nearly $16.9 trillion; the government continues to spend money it doesn’t have. What’s the answer to this dilemma, what specifically needs to be done? Many of our esteemed politicians say that, to alleviate the condition, government welfare must be ended. So with that premise in mind let’s examine the pros and cons of this issue.

Those on the conservative side know exactly what’s wrong and how to fix it. They absolutely despise all forms of welfare and cite the lazy people that they claim are the main beneficiaries; they would slash or even eliminate food stamps, unemployment benefits, Head Start, Aid to Dependent Children, and numerous other social programs that benefit the neediest of Americans. They say that these people receiving these forms of welfare need to get off their butts, get a job and support themselves just like you and I do.

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