liberal love to ask are we a compassionate society or if there is no welfare system how we will help the poor. to a person of liberal persuasion compassion includes the concept that there is an obligation on the part of the government to right a perceived injustice to a class of people who are perceived to have been wronged. the problem with such view is right a wrong by offering help to a group will only diminish their ability to become self reliance , they will see it as a favor than as something they ought to have. liberty, freedom, and properity is a natural right it does not come from the state or a group of person.
the particular fix inevitably involves the transfer of wealth, from others who have, maybee they occur those wealth throught honest effort and intellect, acquired it to those who have and will not. This lavish process constitutes a deterrent to work and an enticement to mediocrity on the part of those who are potentially most productive, and create capital.
when the propensity to generate asset is grow weaker job become more sparce. Government in general does not create capital or jobs. when that happen the verey group that liberals want subsidized becomes larger. Thus, the rank of the oppressed and the cycle of poverty becomes widened. but in the eyes of the compassionates liberal at least things are more equal.the misery has been spread more equitably.
without an undestanding of basic economics, and with a large amount of what you term compassion you assail the greedy capitalist. this wacky left wing mind set, albeit well intentioned at the lowest level. don't think for a moment The common left wing politician like Ted kennedy and Barak Obama believe it,their entire power base usually depends upon the existence of a class of dependent victims. At least for now you can be assure that hard work will always pay off. before you realize that half of your pay is taking by the government for programs which cause more more problem than they fix , you will finally finish to undestand that the liberal definition of compassion assume the worst in those who have achived . they have that believe that those who have have taken it from those who don't have. that of course fuels the class warfare argument upon which liberal carry on.
we have to undestand, bigger government isn't the solution to most of the problem of our society, the solution is a fair society, treat people fairly and create opportunity for all more people will prosper than if they were receiving handouts. capitalist is the only way to create wealth, it is part of human nature to learn to survive for themselves, but liberal believe an creating an under class, if you don't undestand capitalist you might and the economic law by which it operates, you may believe that haning out money taken forcefully from producing people to poor people is compassion, that definently not the case. such policy create more poor dependent people.
that is like the good hearted soul who feeds wild animals from her back porch in the winter. those poor wild animal become dependant on the handouts and lose their innate capacity to survive otherwise. creating dependency is the opposite of compassion. the only way you can help is to create opportunity .
now you will say my policy to help the poor is to leave them alone. that will be a great start . the first start is to stop doing what the government is doing , namely creating dependence. these welfare program have precisely the opposite effect overall that you believe they have.until you really undestand that you will not get it. once it is clear that people can't make a career out of being a victim they will seek other way to survive. Start with a job is a good way to start.