I see on a weekly basis people talking about food stamps or some other government giveaway. The first person is explaining with joy how they have been approved and now they will have extra money ( they did not say I will now not starve but that they would have more money) then the second person (who was doing well enough without a handout) gets excited when they learn they might qualify as well.
I remember during the last hurricanes (Katrina and Ike) the rumors that the government was giving out free money to anyone that wanted it. There really were some places that were distributing pre loaded debit cards with thousands of dollars on them. People were using different names and going through the line multiple times. There was a form you could fill out listing any loss you had and the government was giving reimbursements (isn't this why we buy insurance) People were making stuff up just to see what they could get.
I see lines 2 miles long each Christmas where people get in line days before to receive toy donations. These people would rather spend 48 hours in line for $50 worth of toys than get a job and work 20 hours for the same amount of money or more.
I cant give much detail about the lawsuit abuse cases I know about. I have a friend that worked in insurance and she says that most cases are fraudulent. My brother failed to slow down fast enough and lightly tapped the ear end of another car a few years ago. The lady basically said it was no big deal. When she got home her daughter must have seen an "opportunity" . All the sudden this lady was on crutches and a body cast calling for money every day. My brother's insurance company paid $10,000 to this woman. I saw another similar event recently. People know how to work the system so they do.
I have another website where I try to promote small business. I try to teach people how to make money selling things on eBay. This is a great way to do work to support yourself. I do the hiring at a local business. There are jobs out there. The problem is most people are very lazy and do not want to work. They want people to work around their schedule, they do not want to move quickly, they do not want to learn or do things that make them feel awkward at first. They want more hours then they call in "sick" 3 days a week. No one wants to do anything to make themselves valuable to a company. People do not believe in self improvement. They don't have to. They have no incentive. They don't even go to an actual interview until their unemployment benefits expire. If people get everything the need for free they will not strive to improve their usefulness to society and business will not grow and neither will the economy because people will not be more productive.
These people are thieves , leaches on society. They do not mind taking money from those that work hard.
Here is the Biblical , God given rules for charity. See how strict they are. There is a thin line between compassion and plain stupidity.
1 TIMOTHY 5
But if a widow has children or grandchildren, these should learn first of all to put their religion into practice by caring for their own family and so repaying their parents and grandparents, for this is pleasing to God. The widow who is really in need and left all alone puts her hope in God and continues night and day to pray and to ask God for help. But the widow who lives for pleasure is dead even while she lives. Give the people these instructions, too, so that no one may be open to blame. If anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.
No widow may be put on the list of widows unless she is over sixty, has been faithful to her husband,and is well known for her good deeds, such as bringing up children, showing hospitality, washing the feet of the saints, helping those in trouble and devoting herself to all kinds of good deeds.
As for younger widows, do not put them on such a list. For when their sensual desires overcome their dedication to Christ, they want to marry.Thus they bring judgment on themselves, because they have broken their first pledge. Besides, they get into the habit of being idle and going about from house to house. And not only do they become idlers, but also gossips and busybodies, saying things they ought not to. So I counsel younger widows to marry, to have children, to manage their homes and to give the enemy no opportunity for slander. Some have in fact already turned away to follow Satan.
If any woman who is a believer has widows in her family, she should help them and not let the church be burdened with them, so that the church can help those widows who are really in need.
If you can work then you should. If you can support yourself then do it. Stop stealing from others.