Dear President Obama, I don't object you help out poor people in U.S.A. but could you at least get them to
Take some professional job training classes meanwhile or ask them to take financial classes that will give them tools in the future. You have to force them. Make it a prerequisite in order to receive welfare check or food stamps.
Do you think there are enough professional jobs out there in our 7.9% UE environment so all the poor people could have one? Are you prepared to spend a lot more on education for the poor since you are asking for it? Are you willing to provide child care so these poor people can attend these classes when they are not working one of their two jobs?
You want to make it sound simple but it just shows you have not thought a lot about the plight of the poor.