It's not a welfare state. It's a slave state. So, stop using their words to fight for our principles.
Using government force to require A to pay B's bills forces A into slavery to B. On the other hand, freedom gives individuals motivation to reduce poverty by creating wealth while family members, insurance companies, and voluntary charities provide safety nets without creating a slave class, a parasite class, a criminal political class, rampant poverty, and massive public debt.