David Mitchell needs to understand the difference between welfare recipients and Social Security/Medicare recipients who paid into the government systems all their working lives. Most welfare recipients do not. True some on welfare need it, but there are many multi-generation families I know on welfare. And there are those on welfare who work and are paid "under the counter" as the saying goes. Then there are the rip off artists that steal millions from Social Security and Medicare &many never paid into it. Seniors aren't the ones receiving "goodies from the government"! We paid all Social Security, Welfare and Federal Income taxes for as much as 40+ years under a U.S. government agreement to make Social Security and Welfare payments to us.