Like pretty much everything, P.J. O’Rourke says it better than I can.
At a cursory glance, this seems like a good thing. The government wants to increase the number of welfare recipients who are working. Seems like a good idea, right? One should have to make some effort to receive public assistance, no? But read closer: Ohio’s brilliant scheme to attain this goal is not to make welfare recipients get jobs, rather, they plan to give $10 welfare payments to people who are receiving food stamps, have jobs, and are not currently receiving welfare. Presto! Instant working welfare recipients. Unfortunately, they also create a bunch more welfare recipients. And the feds blessed this? Incompetence at every level!