Here is what the ethically challenged think about entitlements. It make you wonder whether the psychological source of their alleged unethical conduct is some notion pf theirs that they had rights to entitlements, too.
Is is NOT government's proper role to help the needy. It is our role as members of society, but not through the force of arms that is government.
To paraphrase something I read recently, welfare (and every other government help program) is about A and B getting together deciding to help X and deciding to force C to help pay for it. They (A and B and Maxine and Charlie) commit a deliberate and evil wrong against an unwilling C.