I will try to respond politely to you and to FLM, while sitting here in my McMansion...no, wait, I forgot. I live in a modular home--a doublewide to some--although it is a nice one, and one that I am very content in. Let me state, however, that I might know something more about welfare than you do, as I am a food stamp/medical assistance (you might call it Medicaid) caseworker.
None of us know exactly how many welfare recipients are abusing the system, not even those of us in the business. And what is abuse? Is it fraud? There's plenty--PLENTY--of that. I have no reason to believe that it's any worse in my office than it is anywhere else. Is it people who are not trying to find a way out of poverty? Yeah, lots of that, too.