I agree in most part of your comment, but there are many people who really need the welfare and food stamps. And those people aren't getting enough help because of the many who take advantage of the system. If the programs were only for those in need, not for those who are too lazy to work or unwed mother's with 3 plus children. As Goldwater said back in 1964, one child out of wedlock, the government should help. Two children, still get's help, but must attend a parenting/job training class. Three children, must have tubes tied. The headline I remember was, "Goldwater Against Motherhood". Pretty sad eh? Too bad we don't have another Goldwater in office.