How irresponsible are the US poor? in Debate, Politics, & Religion Posted March 13 There is a lot of talk of welfare cheats and bums. O.K., how much truth is there to this - and how much is it jerks "rubbing it in" to those who were unsuccessful in life? Myself, I think a lot of people made bad choices and need to grow up and start with a winning plan. However, though, while they are getting their game back in order, they need to be respected. Anyway, though, if people are on welfare, it's really rude to comment, even with the fact that "taxpayers" front the bill for food stamps etc.. People should just mind their own business, at least in personal dealings with others.