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I honestly think your idea of just giving welfare to whoever asks for it is just plain silly. The USA would quickly become the destination for every hungry/homeless person in the hemisphere. Word would quickly spread that the USA was the place to come for freebies. I can see undercover organizations springing up all over the world to ship thousands of illegal immigrants to the USA to take advantage of this generous offer. Personally, I agree with the person who said that we should regard welfare as redistributing wealth; taking it from one person to give to another. The more welfare we give, the poorer the rest of us become. And if the receipients start to exceed the givers, it becomes very burdensome indeed. Thus, any welfare system needs to have as its prime component a method of reducing the need/desire for it.