Which means NOTHING will happen until TANF and all the other programs are defunct. Nearly half of my 17+ years at the state unemployment office was spent teaching “job seeking skills” to welfare and food stamp recipients. 80% are not looking for work. We sent many of them to college, FREE OF CHARGE and still they said they couldn’t find work. This was back when the unemployment rate there was around 1 to 3% or so. Oh, btw, back then I didn’t have degree!!
Unemployment and welfare can be habit forming if there is no incentive to do anything about it.
In the early 50s (I was seven or so) my family was forced to go on the equivalent of welfare. Once a week the welfare lady came by our house to drop off our weekly “commodities” consisting of a box of food. She made a big and noisy deal about it to make sure the whole neighborhood knew she was there. This was such an embarrassment to my family that they soon found jobs and got off welfare, apparently that was the point and it worked.
Now it is against the law for the government to embarrass anyone in any way, even if it might make a positive difference.
Heaven forbid we embarrass anyone into getting a job or getting off the government dole.