Are Poor people too dependent on government assistance?

Are Poor people too dependent on government assistance?

“Welfare dependency is the state in which an individual is reliant on government welfare benefits for their income for a prolonged period, and without which they would not be able to suffice their daily expenses. The United States Department of Health and Human Services defines welfare dependency as the proportion of all individuals in families which receive more than 50 percent of their total annual income from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), food stamps, and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits.
Proponents believe that a situation of persistent poverty is the reason behind such dependency. Opponents view this as a social problem and insist on making recipients self-sufficient through training leading to paid work.
What do you think? Are Poor people too dependent on government assistance?

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