We need to acknowledge the absurd double standards surrounding welfare in this country. We constantly villainize low income welfare recipients (who receive $158 billion in aide annually), while we glorify some of the biggest welfare recipients in this country: corporations and the 1% (who receive $1.5 trillion dollars in welfare and tax cuts annually). Wealth isn't generated from the top down, it's from the bottom up. We can no longer justify the exorbitant amounts of tax payer money these people receive annually, while these are the same people who suppress wages because a higher minimum wage is "unrealistic", spend ridiculous amounts of money in campaign contributions for preferential legislative treatment and continuously use that power to disenfranchise and oppress American workers. We need to recognize these corporations, not only as welfare recipients, but as the real reason Americans hate paying taxes: because it all gets spent by the rich, for the rich and they don't get to see what properly allocated tax money looks like.