He said “we might all of us be willing to contribute to the relief of poverty, provided everyone else did. Suppose one accepts, as I do, this line of reasoning as justifying governmental action to set, as it were, a floor under the standard of life of every person in the community.”
Well then what?
He said “reform the present welfare system by replacing the ragbag of specific programs with a single comprehensive program of income supplements in cash.”
Milton had it right in 1980 and it is still right today. His idea forms the basis of the recommendation on the Welfare Reform Page. His full quotes are on the Poverty Quotes Page.