People need to be initiated to take care of themselves and not be a burden on society. Even someone who cannot work may be able to be beneficial as a story teller for the children of those who are working. We all need to feel benificial in order to truly live. Government social programs take away any initiative for people on government programs to better themselves. I myself just had a situation last year with this attitude from government. I was able to draw unemployment for a while due to the nature of my being let go from a previous employer. Shortly after being unemployed, I started working on reviving a consulting company I had shelved for some years. Even though I was only putting money into reviving that consulting company, and had not yet been able to benefit one nickel from income from that company, as soon as the Unemployment commission was made aware that I was trying to earn money for myself (I was the one who let them know what I was doing.), I was cut off from being eligible for unemployment benefits. The moment Americans try to help themselves, government punishes us by discontinuing any support from programs that we have involunteerily supported up until not having an income.
People on welfare do not attempt to find jobs because if they do, they no longer receive any of the welfare benefits. If a person on welfare wants to better themselves by taking a part time job that could reduce the amount of welfare help they need from government, all government programs are denied. This makes it very difficult for welfare recipients to get off of welfare.