Social welfare is the mark of a truly enlightened society. We are only as good as we treat our most unfortunate citizens. Are there those that abuse these systems? Yes, but that doesn't mean strike them completely. It means streamline it, and for goodness' sake require people on welfare to pass the same drug test I have to to get a job.
EDIT: Leaving this post, as it still stand, but I replied for some reason thinking this was from a different poster, so read it in a tone that I suspect Wells did not intend. My bad, none of this is really directed at Wells.