Exactly! Welfare, as I knew it, was assistance. I didn't like having to get welfare, but I had to do what I could to house and feed my family. It gave me time to figure out what I needed to do to support myself and family. That's what welfare should be. Although I can understand that there are those with handicaps that preclude them from seeking a job that will support them adequately, it should never have been a long term living for those of able body.