Photo: Mother with daughter at assistance center (AP Photo)

In this July 16, 2012, photo, Laura Fritz, 27, left, with her daughter Adalade Goudeseune fills out a form at the Jefferson Action Center, an assistance center in the Denver suburb of Lakewood.  Fritz grew up in a solidly middle class family, but she and her boyfriend, who has struggled to find work, and are now relying on government assistance.