I have often thought as you do but I am afraid it will not work, just look at California. They have one of the highest unemployment rates in America but they just voted to raise their taxes, gave the Democrats a super majority, and they have Governor Moonbeam. People on the government dole just expect the government to increase taxes and take more wealth from the productive. What politician who wants to be re-elected is going to reduce benefits. People on the dole are originally there because of a lack of education, laziness, or stupidly. Do you really think they understand cause and effect?