I’ve said for many years that one solution to the welfare state is for the government to never, ever give money to individuals without something in return. Free money poisons people and makes them dependent. Period.
Yes, even the disabled. They can get at least some free money from charities, but if they want it from the government they are going to have to do something in return.
Kinda like heroin! I hear it's quite popular.
If nothing else welfare recipients should have to get up every morning go down to the welfare office clock in and sit there all day. Clocking out and back in for lunch. Just like the rest of us do!!!
Progressives want as many dependent as possible, since they will likely vote to give themselves more money and elect RATs, communists, progressives, Marxists...but I repeat myself.
And that something in return should be for the taxpayers, and not the government.
For example, I'm saddled with a huge tax bill. I also have lots of personal stuff that needs to be done, such as mowing the lawn, washing my car, shoveling snow, etc. The folks on welfare should have to do something for the taxpayers since we are the ones footing the bill. Come mow my lawn to free up some of my time since I'm paying for your welfare.