"...would encourage recipients to become more self-reliant." As if all were employable, physically able to work, and could afford daycare for their children while they are at work at three minimum wage jobs just to make ends meet. WTF do he and his heiress wife know about the day-to-day struggles of the poorest citizens living in Kansas and, what is worse, their actions show that they do not care.
Brownback is a repug wing nut. Cut taxes to corps and the wealthiest citizens in KS and to make up the revenue lost as a result, cut benefits to the neediest citizens. Typical Repugnicant approach to dismantling government systems, penalizing the poor, and otherwise victimizing non-whites in the process. Society suffers, businesses suffer because no one can afford their products, crime (violent and non violent) rises and neighborhoods disintegrate. When people are starving, homeless, and desperate to provide for themselves and their children they will do what needs to be done to survive...by any means necessary.
Beat that dead horse, Brownback and then expect a ride back to your manse.