It matters to a lesser extent, personally, how a person who is not on welfare looks at this, however, it matters greatly how the person on welfare looks at these two different viewpoints on welfare.
If the person on welfare views the public's assistance as an entitlement, that is, as a hand out, then they are not likely to feel obligated to work any harder to get out from underneath that entitlement, as they feel this is something that society owes them.
If the person on welfare views the public's assistance as a temporary measure while they get themselves back on their feet, then they are likely to work hard at finding a good paying source of income other than from the government, fed by the taxpayers.
The difference to the taxpayer is obvious. The more people that think they are entitled being added to the system creates a larger tax burden that must be carried by the rest of those in society. This creates anger and resentment from both perspectives. The taxpayer is angry that people SOME people on welfare get complacent and believe they are entitled to freeload off their hard work, and the one on welfare gets indignant with the tax payer because he believes that he is owed this compensation as retribution for past wrongs or for his inability to get a good paying job, even though he has stopped looking for a job and is living in complacency. (I am NOT talking about people who are disabled or who are genuinely looking for work). So the two opposing viewpoints end up being more polarized and disliking each other more and more.
The founding fathers did not create this. A government that seeks to destroy itself has created this. Many people who follow the media who are complicit in the evil aims of the government don't hear any other viewpoint other than what the government wants them to hear, and even if they did, they would only believe someone with the same viewpoint or listen to someone on TV, who must be telling the truth since it is on TV.. (tongue in cheek).
Reversing this process at this point is extremely difficult and requires elected representatives to do the right thing. The public keeps electing the same people 90 to 95% of the time, so Congress and other elected officials are corrupted by money and become more entrenched in power and are taking deeper chunks out of our liberty as a result.