I wonder if any of the advocates for "tough love" so beloved in conventional media wisdom these days would themselves take a minimum wage job washing dishes, or a sub-minimum wage job in a poultry processing plant?
Since when did trying to live off $300 a week in unemployment insurance "spoil" the unemployed? You try paying rent and holding a family together on that kind of money. That kind of money might get you and your family a bed at a charity SRO here in New York, if you could find one.
"Tough love" is great when you can feel better and feel superior by being tough on someone else, and never have to face that same music yourself.