Of course I would work at a congenial job for which I am qualified if I were able to do so. However, I think that the government-provided social safety net should be a lot bigger and with a lot fewer holes. I am relatively fortunate, but I do not have enough in my SSI payment for Section 8 housing, even if I were to get on the years-long waiting list: I must live with my longsuffering mother instead. Private charity is very good, but it is charity and has all the advantages and disadvantages of charity. I believe that things like SSI, Medicaid, Section 8 housing, etc. should be seen as entitlements that one automatically receives if one is qualified to receive them, not as charity to bide one through hard times.