The rich want to justify their abuse of the poor by denying their humanity or denying their adulthood as is always done when one group wants to exploit another. It was traditionally done with women, African-Americans and other exploited racial groups. A woman was a "girl" not a woman, an Africa-American man was a "boy" not a man and other racial groups were considered children by their exploiters who needed their "great white father". The same is done to the poor by the better off to justify exploiting them.
Poor people don't deserve paternalistic nanny state. Welfare is "to teach people self sufficiency" says Thom's conservative Big Picture Rumble panelist. Give them the means to be self sufficient and they will be. Fund education, invest in their communities. Walmart is the ONLY business that invests in poor communities because they want to exploit their desperation. More investment in poor communities would make it less necessary for the poor, particularly poor youth, to resort to criminal enterprize for their material advancement.
Welfare is not charity but justice. It, and other government social programs, are an attempt to make up for the grand thefts from the poor. It is an attempt to make up for the denial of their right to work and their gross undercompenasation for the work they do when they can work. Cuts to welfare and other social programs are an excessive TAX on the poor.