There is some possibility that "Lucy" is a plant. She brazenly claims that Welfare is an aspirational career. She repeatedly compares it to being given $1,000,000. Only a fool would refuse to accept it.
When asked if she wanted her children to follow in her career choice, she admitted that she would not be ashamed of them if they took a job...as long as it was something they enjoyed.
She believes that the only benefit to working is that one might be able to look down their nose at welfare recipients. And she, personally, would rather be a little bit humble than STUPID.