Summay And Response
In a publication of her piece ?From the Welfare Rolls, a Mother?s View? in Newsweek
Magazine in August 1999, the author Elyzabeth Joy Stagg describes her personal
circumstances that led to her need for public assistance. Being one herself, she also
expresses her feelings and her point of view on the topic of welfare moms.
?From the Welfare Rolls, a Mother?s View? by E.J.Stagg touched my feelings and made
me change my perception of welfare moms a little. Stagg states that most people believe
that welfare recipients simply don?t want to work. And I have to agree with her, people
who have a job tend to think this way. But there are also people who fit into that category.
For example, I have an aunt who is going to be 40 this year. She has five children from
five different men. She dropped out of school when she was 14 and she has never had a
job for more than two weeks. She says she doesn?t like to work. On the contrary, Stagg
makes a different impression. As she proves, there are people on welfare who desperately
want to work to earn some money to live a better life. And she isn?t
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