I'm sure you could find examples of people like you describe, but I submit they would be a very small minority of those who collect welfare. Most recipients use welfare just long enough to get thru a tight spell--which is exactly what it is supposed to be for. I'm often puzzled by conservatives who attack the welfare programs designed to help children, but never mention those governmental welfare programs designed to help large corporations already making millions or billions of dollars. Or, welfare programs for farmers, designed to pay them NOT to produce, as a way to artificially keep prices high in the food market. Many farmers receive supplemental income from the government of over $125,000.00 per year, paying them NOT TO PRODUCE CROPS. Conservatives are SO HYPOCRITICAL.