Members of the middle class tend to exhibit open hostility to social welfare programs. They feel that, under the social welfare programs, ‘their’ money is being used ‘to pay people who are lazy and people who don’t want to take responsibility for their lives’. So they become resentful to the social welfare programs. Given this kind of background, it becomes necessary to figure out ways of making members of the middle class to be less hostile to social welfare programs.
One way to make members of the middle class to be less hostile to social welfare programs is by educating them on the importance of the programs, and how much worse the society would be without such programs. You can carry out this sort of education through public forums. You can also carry out the public education through email campaigns. In this day and age, when pretty much anybody can go to a site like SBCGlobal (that is, at Sbcglobal.net) and sign up for Sbcglobal.net email, it shouldn’t be too hard to carry out such an email-based educational campaign. You just need to ensure that the educators have solid points to back their arguments. Then you need to ensure that the community educators have at least as much confidence as Disney Channel actors, if they are to succeed and convincing the middle class skeptics.
The other way to make members of the middle class to be less hostile to social welfare programs is by addressing their concerns: and actually seeing to it that the social welfare programs indeed only benefit people who deserve.