I will pay for the following article The Inside Story of the 1996 Welfare Reform. The work is to be 1 page with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. They may simply be living off other taxpayers. Money has been taken from those who work hard and give to those who don’t work. The result is that the taxpayer is actually poorer than before and the poor person is a little richer. This may reduce the overall levels of depredation, but the amount of money or productivity has not increased. So this is not really effective.
What would be a more effective use for many of the able-bodied people who currently receive benefits would be to work on large infrastructure projects in order to receive their benefits. These jobs may be hard, but these individuals are under no compulsion to do the work. If they don’t want to do the job that is fine, but they will not be paid. We need to get past the idea that able-bodied individuals should be able to live off other taxpayers. This just creates dependence and leaves no one better off than before.