It is the most simple solution but are you ready to accept the price increases at the grocery store that will result?
Yes. Thing is, were everyone to obey the law, those 20 million jobs (I think I'm using your numbers, here) would, to some degree, result in employment of folks drawing something from our government. Reducing that reduces that element of government spending, even if they were supplemented with whatever incremental difference there might be between what they draw and what they would earn. Reducing government spending is good.