For people who want aid to stop, what are we supposed to DO? Let poor people and their children starve to death and live on the streets? Some people become poor for a variety of reasons. Plus, where are the jobs for them?

Reagan also shifted our economy away from one sustained through manufacturing jobs so we have few blue collar jobs that pay decently. You can't support yourself on minimum wage. If you have kids, child care is insanely expensive (do you know how much you get charged per minute if you are late???) and if you aren't earning much it can eat up all of your salary.

Yes, we do have to help people become self-sufficient (that is the mission of the non-profit I work for) BUT you also have to sustain them while they are learning AND have an actual job for them when they are ready.

BTW, I know a lot of lazy people who were born into money. But that is A-ok!
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.

-Mohandas Gandhi