I believe I have an answer to your question.
"Innocent" people (aka all able bodied men on welfare) don't want to do those jobs. Why do they get away with that? Because they vote. That's it. Politicians will rattle their sabers about what they are going to do about this abc issue or that xyz issue to rile up their constituents. However, the bottom line is that every politician, no matter what party, knows that when they upset the status quo, the voters are going to oust that candidate that riled up the status quo. In ghetto or trash language, whoever blew up the spot, gonna get cut up. And it could be as little as coffee.
For the sake of the knuckle dragging low browed mongoloids that post in the room, I'll expound just a bit.
When the govt decided to ban alcohol in the US, they "blew up" the American status quo. When guys like Al Capone and other mafioso got into the moonshine business, adult drinking Americans held them in esteem. The mafia became heroes in the eyes of the common man. Law abiding American majority helped hide the booze in their houses and farms during the Prohibition 1920 - 1933. The govt pretty much lost that pissing match with the American majority.
Can you imagine if Trump decided to make white men on welfare pick produce on a farm? Slaughter chickens? Any back breaking work illegals did? The GOP would lose everything across the board. All of the sudden, illegals would be reclassified and allowed to come in to the country on work visas.
Trump is going to have to sell the American public on yet another war. We're so used to Starbucks and hookah shops, that if you took them away, they'd be a work stoppage and riots.
Abortion is a status quo. Kill Roe vs Wade and Trump is done.
When Pepsi and Coke changed their formulas in the 80's, they almost went bankrupt.
Now, prisoners don't vote. And America doesn't have much compassion on felons. That's the status quo. No one is going to riot over convicts working the farms.