Please watch the news. There have been repeated reports on people who have cheated the government out of millions of dollars. For instance, one man had 17 children with 3 different women and he never supported a single child because the welfare state took care of them. Incidentally, he laughed about this situation. There are today third generational welfare recipients who have never worked a day and will never work, believing that they are entitled to a government check. [These people were on a televised report and were interviewed, saying that they were "entitled."] Today in the United States, there 49% of the population does not pay any tax while 51% supports the nation. Does this seem right? Surely, there are some in this 51% who could contribute to the economy rather than being a burden upon it.
Even the state governments are to blame for some welfare errors. Recently on the news one woman had won the lottery, so she reported to the food stamp office that she no longer needed the stamps; however, the state office continued to send them to her for two months. Multiply this by the many who report and the program is not ended when it should be.