How are welfare abusers different than "tax evaders?" Are you serious? Phil Mickelson wants to lower his tax burden and he's an evader? At least he PAYS TAXES--62% of his income, by the way. How much more do you want him to pay? 75%? 100% 114% And all the "rich" people you vilify and hate CREATE JOBS and PAY TAXES. Welfare abusers sit on their asses and collect money and contribute NOTHING to society or our nation's bills. I'm sorry your Mom found herself in a bad spot and pleased she got back on her feet as soon as she could. But welfare recipients contribute nothing; they take. It's a hard fact when they are in your Mom's situation but it's still a fact: if you are getting money, food, shelter, child care, medical care etc. that someone else has to work to pay for, you are taking, not contributing. That's reality.