Don't knock welfare, it's a mighty good deal. Socialists are lining up. Did you know: To be eligible for welfare you must have children in the home. The benefits are based on how many children are in the home. There is a limit but very few families ever reach it. Now a free cell phone is included. A low level employee with a family is better off on welfare, he has more than he would have working for $10/hour. A kid I grew up with chose to ride welfare. He had a late model car, a 4 bedroom house, kids went to college, etc,etc, etc. all paid for by welfare. Once an individual gets on welfare it is mighty hard to give it up.