That's somewhat fair--the system is broken. People can, at times, find work but wages still aren't high enough for them to be able to fully support themselves which leaves them stuck.
We need a living wage and we need a system that really helps people get back on their feet.
The vast majority of people on welfare don't want to stay on it--they want to work on stand on their own two feet but the system doesn't really help--it allows them to survive without really helping them better their situation.
That said, I still think the overwhelming majority of people on it don't view it as a career and they don't want to be on it. And the ones who do are a slim, slim amount that comes out to pennies compared to what the rich are running off with.