I have an Ex-wife that was a welfare queen. She figured out that she would get a raise every time she popped out another kid. Thank God only the first two of them were mine. She finally was convicted of welfare fraud by claiming that I was not paying child support. I produced all of the receipts and checks that proved she was lying. I still payed more than 20k in debt that she owed to the state for money she received fraudulently. She voted for Obama. Wonder why that is.
I think most people are willing to help out folks that need a hand but I don't think everyone just endorses total trust to the govt to weed out the fraud. It is their job to do that but they fall so far short, as do most govt agencies. Hell, just look at the VA. Talk about a waste of money with less than minimal results. I think some agencies actually promote fraud. I do not think it is a person's right to sit on their butt for their whole life and sponge off the govt.
I agree mostly agree with you but I am a stickler with fraud. When it comes to any program, whether it involves govt contractors, politicians or individuals, if they steal the taxes I paid then they need to go to jail. I just think a lot of people need to go to jail. It isn't "their" money they are wasting. It is MY money, it is OUR money, it isn't THEIR money. We entrust them to safeguard our taxes and most of them think it's a game.