This welfare will last as long as we continue to elect people like BO, Reid, Schumer, Pelosi, Christie, King and other liberals/progressives. Look at the Sandy Relief Bill with all of the PORK.
Welfare will last until we elect people that believe in the statement in the Old Testament, "If you don't work, you don't eat".
Welfare for the able bodied as we know it would end tomorrow if the gov't created meaningful jobs at MW. Where can these jobs be? Easy. State Road; Natural Resourses; City streets; School grounds; etc etc and etc.
--------A retired Welfare Counselor.
P. S. Only idiots get up to go to work for what they need if someone gives them what they need while they sleep in. I know many of you are saying, "I would", but I know differently.
While I agree with Scarbrobill regarding work & ethics; I sure do not agree with the Old )or New) Testament application. We have waged wars of choice and caused to reach the brink of bankruptcy. To state all of the other reasons of the welfare effects but not stating the most obvious reason for wasting our wealth is a lie to oneself. What I know about the Old & New Testament is "Thy shall not kill" is just one of them. Couple that with the fact that we had to "LIE" to be able to kill though waging war; we're already violating God's testaments!