1. 98% is not a vindication of 'the noble savage', as a few fringe lefties might want people to believe. I'd estimate that ~20% of the US population (at least) would fail a fool-proof drug test, rich, poor, black, white, asian, whatever. 98% is an indictment of the test, nothing else.
2. Kali advocates help for the truly needy and wants them represented. I don't think she believes that everyone on welfare is living tough; however, some people think that everyone on welfare is living easy - and that's what bothers her. It's not reasonable to misinterpet a call for needed and useful welfare as a call for unfettered socialism... when it is a response to a call for the total elimination of welfare. Calling for total elimination is extremist, and such a position calling their opposition extremist seems, well, illegit.
2a. It's too bad Kali doesn't love bombs, like me; but oh well, I guess she doesn't care about oppression.