Welfare abuse absolutely sucks. I saw it every single day and it really detracts from the people that need it.
IMO it should just be used to keep people afloat while they work on getting back on their feet, not to be used as a crutch to rely on so they can stay at home and smoke meth all day. Huge problem here. Unfortunately its hard to do that without being 'discriminatory' and so its easier, and less messy to provide the same help for everyone.
So I agree with dixon that people who rely on it to be lazy bums just create the same cycle with their children. It's disgusting, but I do think it has a place in helping those who are committed to being functioning humans in our society.
lots of warts on the present welfare system but it's still preferable to me than none at all.