By Gerald H.

This blog post is about the government helping children, old and disabled people, and the poor. During the Great Depression, which happened during the 1930s, businesses couldn’t afford to pay their employees, so they had to fire workers. These workers became poor and they couldn’t afford to pay their household needs. The government came up with a few ideas to fix the problem: FDR’s government wanted to help people by creating Social Security and helping children, and Huey Long wanted to tax the rich to help the poor. How much control should the government have in the lives of its citizens? The government should have control because the  government needed to pay old or disabled people and the government tried to help children during the Great Depression. Also, Huey Long had the good idea to tax the rich and help the poor.

The government needed to pay old or disabled people through Social Security. “Because social security measure gives some protection to 30 million of our citizens who will receive benefits through an employment compensation through old age pensions and through increased services for the protection of children and the prevention of illness” (Doc A). I got this out of the document A president franklin D he gave this speech on August 14, 1935 when he signed the social security act.

The Government tried to help children during the Great Depression. I am writing to for some your old soiled dresses if you have any as I am a poor girl who has to stay out of school on account of dresses and slips and coat very bad.Source A2 shows you that they provided food for the children at their school.

  Huey long had the good idea to take the rich and help the poor. Huey long was a charismatic southern who represented the poor and he also made highways so that people can get bain and forward to the girls but both hospital is an educational institution was expanded this set limits to how much money people could earn. “It included a 100% tax on income over 1 million and allowed the government to take and redistribute fortunes over 5 million” (class notes). Heny long had the good idea to tax the rich and help the poor. The government had to pay old or disabled by social security and the government tried to help people during the great depression.

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