September 23, 2013
In the human service field the worker will encounter some clients who require the help of basic living. The worker should be able to help the client get his feet on solid ground. This may include the help of assistance through the government or training on everyday living, problem-solving skills, job training, and resources to housing. No matter what the issue is, within the delivery process of the human service field it either relates to economic or demographic issues. Poverty in America and the effects of constant changes in demographic trends can be addressed with the help of the human service field.
With only Republicans voting in support, the GOP-led House passed a bill Thursday to reduce spending for food stamps by $39 billion over 10 years. The vote was 217-210. No Democrats voted for the measure. Fifteen Republicans voted against the bill, which the Congressional Budget Office estimates will result in the loss of benefits for an estimated 3.8 million people in 2014. The House bill will require states to only give food stamp benefits to beneficiaries in this group if they obtain employment, participate in job training activities, or perform voluntary community service actives in exchange for those benefits. The budget agency also calculates that the number of food stamp recipients will be reduced dramatically over the next 10 years, from 48 million in 2014 to 34 million in 2023. However, those changes would not only be because of the Republican bill but also an economy expected to rebound during that time.
Ronald Regan famously said, “We fought a war on poverty and poverty won.” Minimum wage jobs and lack of affordable housing are two of the reasons that led to poverty. If affordable housing and higher paying jobs were available the crime numbers probably would decrease because people would not have to committee a crime to survive. Americans...