"The handicapped did not choose to be that way, but if not for many programs they would find it difficult to survive."
My wife just recently quit her state job working with the severely developmentally disabled, so I reckon it is safe to bash the agency for which she worked.
Huge amounts of money are wasted on programs for people who have IQs lower than your cat's. All those people need, IMO, is to be well cared for - clean, safe, fed, etc... What we do instead is waste millions and millions of dollars on feel good programs (vocational training, horse therapy, etc...) and pay out millions more to settle or defend frivilous lawsuits based on the IDEA.
Every gov't employee knows that the purpose of their particular agency is the expansion of that agency's budget and payroll first and foremost, and the delivery of services a distant second. It is the same story across the board in every agency: health and human services, education, corrections, welfare, motor vehicles, etc...
We would be much better off if families and communities took care of their own, rather than turn to gov't programs.