Because welfare has gone from 'helping people to help themselves' to being one of the most fraud ridden, exploited and frankly worthless programs we have today. Once upon a time, being on welfare was truly something that helped people to help themselves. It carried a stigma, and rightly so, and that stigma also led people to get back on their feet working as soon as possible. That's no longer the case today as it has lost much of its stigma and has simply become the refuge of those not desiring to work (i.e. the unproductive) and be completely content to have others fund their 'welfare queen' status. The program needs to be re-worked from top to bottom and we need a way to ensure that those that truly need help get it; while those human leeches that are merely intent to siphoning off the rest of us get a boot in the ass. Because it simply isn't as simple as that. I've donated, I've given, and I've spent more than plenty of time helping feed homeless people. Some people need that help. Absolutely. And we should be helping them. A lot of people are simply opportunists that take that help, exploit the caring nature of others and use it to simply pay for their desire to be lazy while living off others. They key is how do we help one and deal with the other? Simply buying more food stamps (which has already been at record levels in the last decade) isn't the answer.