The only reason that you think that people only work when they are "uncomfortable" is because THAT IS THE WAY YOU ARE!<quoted text>
Welfare should be a hand up, not a hand out. The system in the U.S., however, has been designed to keep people in a holding pattern. If you rise up just a bit above the welfare benefit level, all the benefits are taken away! So, why can't it be different? If you are dependent on someone for everything, food (food stamps), housing (rent subsidies), cell phones(communication), clothing and incidentals (TANF), like a child, unless things are made uncomfortable for you, you will never stand on your own two feet and provide for yourself. Why stop children from having children when they get a bonus check each time they do. We are becoming a nation of Honey Boo Boo families. That is sad. Glorifying dysfunction. How can individuals prosper when that kind of behavior is not only acceptable but revered? Reward those who work and are productive instead of those who are lazy and dependent and things will start changing real fast. The twelve step program can work for lazy welfare families, the government and taxpayers would be better off funding something like that instead of all these other freebies.
And, speaking of "subsidies," how come you LOVE to see "Big Oil" get subsidies and "Big Farmers" get subsidies? You LOVE "welfare" but only the "BIG DOLLAR" kind like "Big Oil" gets.
(And "Honey Boo Boo" works and makes more money than you do, Jethro!)