Endarch: Journal of Black Political Research


The major purpose of this paper is three-fold. The first aim concentrates on a re-diagnosis of welfare and what actually causes a need for it. The paper then attempts to examine a method in which the need for welfare can be alleviated. Third and most importantly, this research paper seeks to determine what American political entity is primarily responsible for ensuring that the needs of the "poor" and recipients of welfare are met in the most effective manner. However, prior to meeting these goals, a background on the role that welfare has played in the U.S. is provided.