Keep it, but it needs SEVERE reform.
I object to it because I don't think it's fair that one person should be forced to financially support another. I also think it often keeps the recipient from reaching their potential, as they're bypassing much of what are the really tough times that build ones character by accepting long term assistance. I also think it's bad for families, as times always get tough in relationships, especially marriages, and knowing you can get long term money that could help take the place of a spouse is an option that wouldn't be there without welfare. Another problem that I have is that it's administered by the government, who has a history of corruption and inefficiency, which is even more of a waste of our tax dollars.
There is a difference between the unexpected heartfelt gifts that people used to give each other during hard times to help one another out and today's entitlements, which are expected and come in the form a nameless check from the government.
I'm going to bed now, so if you reply, I'll have to catch you tomorrow. Goodnight Specklebang.