for people with dissabilities and people that need TEMPORARY assistance only..the rest that "need" welfare for 5 years or some use it for their entire lives..GET A JOB LIKE THE REST OF US! its not fair for the ones that actually contribute to society. I know people that do bad things just to stay on welfare such as NOT GETTING A JOB ON PURPOSE (they dont care if they are poor, they dont have to work and they get housing assitance, food stamps and some extra money to takr care of their many kids)
I personally know some people who receive welfare because of their (lack of) incomes, yet they are capable of working and simply do not seek jobs out of the mindset that, "I can get this check for no effort! I can spend it on whatever I want! Why would I ever want to work???" Until this mindset changes, or until a policy is enacted that will force recipients without disabilities to obtain jobs within a defined time span, millions of people who are fully capable of working will continue to milk the system. Making welfare available only to people with disabilities would cause an uproar in the short-term, but in the long-term, many more people would be self-sufficient. Now, as for the definition of "disability" and people who abuse it to receive welfare / SSDI, that's another topic...
If you don't have a disability you should have to join a welfare-to-work program to get yourself back on your feet. Sometimes people do need this temporary assistance but that's exactly what it should be is temporary.
Many people depend on welfare, and it would cruel to cut them off unreasonably. Making a disability a requirement of getting welfare could lead to many people and doctors concocting fake disabilities in order to scam the system. Our country already has a surplus of suspect disabilities without adding an incentive to create even more.
Welfare is needed by those who have been subject to horrendous circumstances and ill fate, not just those who are disabled. Yes, the disabled need help to overcome their challenges and deserve welfare. But, others who may not immediately seem at a disadvantage in society may be actually quite persecuted or effectively restricted from pursuing their goals and obtaining work.
People are poor for many reasons. But, welfare helps those people to survive. Those with disabilities often need help, too, but not for the same reasons. We should always seek to help those less fortunate, and that includes the poor. Welfare should help everyone who needs that help, regardless of disability.