Forgive me for looking down on some folks .But in my world growing up if you didn't work you didn't eat. I realize there are some who are not able to work and have health care as part of their income.Thats what Medicade and Medicare is about. Don't misunderstand me I do care about my fellow humans however if they are slothful and don't try to help themselves ,should the burden of feeding them and giving free medical care with extra taxes , be my resposibility? Just asking here folks, don't take off on me like a rocket until you have your thoughts together, Thanks.
In the days before FDR and the "Great Depression" the welfare or burden of feeding and providing help to others was done through the charity of arms of the various churchs within a community. It should still be that way. Trouble is that the welfare programs started during or a result of the "Great Depression" has created a class of social dependant people that is so vast that it is hard , if not imposible, for the local churchs and food banks to keep pace.