As far as I’m concerned, people on welfare should be made to feel like the slaves they are.
Its not because I hate them or want to punish them. Its because I want to make them uncomfortable in poverty and drive them to stand on their own two feet.
I know a British lady who married a handsome Yank, moved here, and bore a couple of his kids before he took off with a younger woman. Struggling to make it in a strange land she applied for welfare, but quickly got off.
When I knew her she was working 3 different jobs trying to make ends meet. She told me she would NEVER go on welfare again, no matter how many jobs she had to work, because “they make you feel like absolute sh*t down there!”
In retrospect probably a good thing that the hacks running the welfare office put such an “ick” factor into the process to scare her away for life.
Today I think you can apply online, making it relatively painless. Not a good development.