Dennis Miller noted that he did not mid helping the helpless but he did object to being forced to help the clueless.
Who should be helped in America? The poorest 5%? The poorest 10%? 20%? When over 50% are drawing more from the government than they are putting in shouldn’t it seem obviously excessive?
Are half of Americans helpless?
A bigger government is antithetical to an independent people. The more people are dependent on government in any way the bigger the government needs to be, and the more government bureaucrats can justify themselves.
When 50% of the people are drawing more from the government than they put in, and when those same people no longer see self reliance as a virtue, then they will always justify voting themselves benefits at some else’s cost. It will be nearly impossible to turn this around.