From the BBC:
University of Edinburgh researchers found benefit levels had "no effect" on the wellbeing of those without a job.
Researchers found some countries with the most generous benefits also had some of the most despondent unemployed citizens, and vice versa.
Americans are already familiar with the "lazy" argument.
On a related note, in August Bloomberg discovered:
Among the 254 counties where food stamp recipients doubled between 2007 and 2011, Republican Mitt Romney won 213 of them in last year’s presidential election, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data compiled by Bloomberg. Kentucky’s Owsley County, which backed Romney with 81 percent of its vote, has the largest proportion of food stamp recipients among those that he carried.