The reason there are so many people on government aid is because it’s there and available for the taking! Here’s a hypothetical question: What if we just cut all government aid to these people? Do you think that MOST of these people would find a way to get by anyways, or do you think the entire country would just slip into a state of anarchy? Either way, its all fucked up. Either people really can make do with what they have OR humans cannot exist in a state of peace without government concessions.
The entire concept of government rule WITH peace and freedom, is that you must provide the people with the MINIMAL amount of concessions needed to prevent violent outbreaks, so that the government itself can function with as little taxes as realistically conceivable. This provides both peace, and prosperity for THOSE WHO HAVE THE DRIVE TO GO AFTER IT!
This is why we have Dems and reps going back and forth with politics in this country. The only way we can sustain is to continually argue back and forth, wobbling to maintain the balance mentioned above. What you DON’T want is either side getting so much control over an extended period of time as to exhaust the flexibility of the fundamental foundations of the system itself. That is what you should fear. That is the matter which should concern us most.
Having said all of that, I will now turn you to one if the biggest debates that has plagued the human race since inception, that is, “what’s the best form of government”?
“The real difference between democracy and oligarchy is poverty and wealth. Wherever men rule by reason of their wealth, whether they be few of many, that is an oligarchy, and where the poor rule, that is democracy”.