I'll presume by wealfare you mean money given to the porest of poor. Looking here:This is an open question - is a 20% reduction in welfare benefits unreasonable given the current state of the US economy? This would include payments to Section 8 landlords?
I'll include the items titled: housing as well as family and childern as wealfare:
Family and Childern: 80.1
The toal budget is 3997.8
Which is about 3% of the federal budget. Does this represent the priority which the nation places on the poorest of poor?