The hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of millions of NIS dollars that are going to Hareidi every year to "study" rather than work is not the "gift" of a wealthy man to a bright scholar, but state sponsored theft from working Jews to the schnorrers, who sponge shamelessly without so much as a thank you.
They sell out Jewish principles and violate fundamental Jewish laws to perpetuate a system of military deferment, free housing, and monthly stipends just so they can stay insulated and shun their responsibilities as Jews to work and contribute to society.
All of the great Jewish scholars throughout history have held important professions. The welfare whores in Israel are shanda that causes harm to the Jewish people by conspicuously defrauding Torah and making Orthodox Jews appear to be a pariah in the eyes the outside world.
I am an Orthodox Jew, I do make every effort to live a proper halachic life, but I am ashamed and embarrassed of the greedy, lazy, cowardly Hareidim who publicly sell out God for a welfare check.
Note: Of course not all hareidim should be defined as schnorrers, and I want to clearly make a point to say that those who do what is right are to be complimented and recognized as tzadikim.