Helping those who have fallen on hard times is the right thing to do! Yet, when we help people who are ABLE-BODIED but make no effort to help themselves, I believe we destroy the individual and undermine society at large. Restoring welfare to its original intent of giving needy Americans a helping hand must be our ultimate goal. It won't be easy especially in an election year! Americans need to understand that the hardship of getting ABLE-BODIED men and women off welfare is a better alternative than trapping them in a lifelong cycle of government controlled benefits!