Mr. Rich, My apologies. I did not realize you had reading comprehension problems. I will try to make it simple for you. The top poster was touting the virtues of Maine's welfare program because they instituted a policy to make reciepients perform at least 20 hours of work, voluntary or otherwise before they could recieve benefits. Welfare bums, realizing they would have to get off their fat asses to get what used to be free money, looked for other ways to grift the system, such that only the truly needy remained on the program, drastically dropping the welfare rolls. Ergo, Maine's program is working like a charm.