Yes the lower class gets help and subsidies, no I don't like handouts, but you people only look at one small spec of the debate. The middle class gets subsidies and handouts. Look at the home interest tax deductions and student loans and aid. All the middle class welfare adds up to about 1 trillion dollars, yet nobody talks about it. You guys should check it out: The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy, Mettler And don't get me started about the deductions and subsidies that large corporations get. If we are going to be a welfare state, don't leave the most vulnerable population out of it. Its sad that people will holler and yell about somebody getting food but not when the government is giving people money to own a home or have a big lobby in Washington. If we are going to do away with and hate on the welfare state, lets do it all equally, not on just the bottom feeders.