I don't think that a welfare program is necessarily bad. But it is what the people do with that welfare that can make it a bad thing. In my hometown, I have seen with my own eyes a person who is on welfare and spends almost everything on periphrial things that no one, especially the welfared, needs. So it is not the actual welfare that is bad, but the user's abuse of it. And it is very highly abused in our country. When my family first moved to California, they had to use food stamps because neither of my parents had work. But, once they found work, they weaned themselves off of welfare. And THAT is what our welfare program is for. It is not meant to be a permanent thing, but a temporary thing.
A person would not take themselves out of the welfare program because they think, "Hey, I'm getting paid to sit on my ass and do nothing. This is great! I'm gonna stay here, screw work." Of course they have to show proof that they are actively looking for work in order to keep getting welfare checks. So I would suspect (and I say that because I really do not know for sure) that a person would apply for a job and intentionally sabotage any hopes of getting the job in order that they could stay on the "free money list." When in fact the Congressional Budget Office says that approximately 34.8% of our taxes goes toward programs like this. I am personally angered to know that my tax money is being litterally wasted on some lazy ass who thinks he shouldn't have to "earn his keep."
I wouldn't necessarily vote to have the welfare program eliminated, but modified. Because I know that there are people out there who use it for its intended purpose and don't abuse it. So there you have my thoughts on that. What you do with it is up to you. God bless!