I do if they're not willing to work instead of taking a handout the rest of their lives that those like me who actually DO work are paying. Welfare was originally intended to give people a hand UP, not be a forever handout for the lazy and self-entitled dregs of society.
I think if you don't WANT to work, then you should starve. Period. If there's nothing wrong with you physically or mentally other than you're a lazy piece of garbage, it shouldn't be up to those who actually work to fund your lifestyle.
Aside from the horse issue, I feel I must say something here. It is so easy to condemn others until you have been in their shoes. Not everyone who is on welfare is there because they are lazy. Believe it or not, there are actually legitimate reasons why someone may be having a hard time.
Let me tell you my personal story: A few years ago, my mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Since I was the closest to her, it fell on my shoulders to become her caregiver. I had to quit my job, and we both moved to be near pretty much the only other family we had: my sister and aunt.
Now, all during my working years I had saved as much money as possible, knowing that some day I would need it in an emergency. It wasn't a lot, but it was enough to get me through at least several months of unemployment. Well, for whatever reason Mom decided to mention this to Sis, and Sis persuaded me to let her take care of it for me, so "nothing would happen to it". And like an idiot I trusted her. And why not? She's my sister and a good Christian woman.
Well, to make a long story short...I was unable to draw unemployment because I was unable to look for gainful employment, because I was taking full-time care of a very ill parent. Nobody was paying me anything- I had no income. I earned my grocery money by donating blood plasma.
When Mom passed away, I manged to stay in the apartment for a few more months, with others helping me out. (And I was definitely looking for a job- but since I hadn't worked for almost four years and didn't have a car, most employers wouldn't touch me.) When the money finally ran out, I was forced to do one of two things: be on the streets, or move in with Sis and my BIL. Of course I did the latter.
My sister, not myself, signed me up for welfare and/or food stamps. I did not want to do that, but really had no choice. I didn't qualify for welfare, but she got me on food stamps. (Now remember, they had my money for "safe keeping", or so I thought.)
When I finally asked for my money back, she sheepishly informed me that they had used "some" of it for personal expenses...out of several thousand dollars which I saved up for years for just such a situation that I was in, she had only $600 left to give back to me! To say that I was stunned is putting it mildly.
As if that wasn't bad enough, my BIL treated me like I was a leech. All I wanted to do was to find a decent job, move out of their place and get back on my feet!
I finally did get a job, but it took nine months and the help of an employment agency. I'm now off food stamps (and hope I never have to go that route again) and am supporting myself. I'm still "friends" with my sister and BIL, although I never again will be able to trust them with money. From now on, if I ever manage to save up money in any amount, it will be ME who is in control of it- no one else!
Anyway, all that to say again- not everyone who is on welfare/food stamps/SSI is a lazy, good-for-nothing who refuses to work. Of course there are people like that, lots of them I'm sure. But not all of them.