Reducing welfare benefits in the short rub maybe disastrous for low-income families, but in the long run, there will be no benefits at all unless we get rid of our debt. If we continue at the rate we are for the next 10 years, our debt will surpass over 120% of our total GDP. I do not want my future children, and their children to live in a Greek-styled debt-ridden state caused by the welfare system and no plan to pay it off. So by all means, even if it means eliminating most welfare programs and cutting the military budget, do whatever it takes to get rid of our debt. NOW!