I’m not crazy about calling it “theft”. Even we conservatives must acknowledge that there is no greatness in having a country with millions of beggars who die on the streets for lack of basic comforts and health care.
Reasonable people can argue about what the LEVEL of basic support society should provide, but the best solution is always a job. A paycheck is always going to be better than a welfare check.
That said…….how to keep the nation fully employed and reasonably paid is going to be an ongoing problem.