Entitlements Lead to Personal Impoverishment
I agree with the gist of this well-written editorial. Welfare recipients et. al. are actually worse off for not having a job, even if they're given an amount of money equal to what they could make working. This passage summarizes the broader point:
It is a simple fact that the United States is becoming an entitlement state. The problem with this is not just that it is bankrupting the country. It is that the entitlement state is impoverishing the lives of the growing millions dependent on unearned resources.