Am I becoming... more liberal, politically speaking? Fundamentally, I don't like the idea of the government controlling how one should spend one's money and such; however, it is becoming more and more apparent to me that people who are in need really have only the government to turn to.
Say, for example, someone with a disability is unable to work. Say, for example this someone has family and/or friends with money who could help this someone, financially. Can this someone go to this someone's family/friends? Of course not, because then this someone would be labeled a lazy mooch, a sponge who just isn't fighting the disability hard enough. Where else, then, can this someone go? The government, really, is the only option.
So, I say tax the hell out of these tight-fisted misers, make them pay to help those in need, 'cause they aren't going to do it themselves. Although, again, fundamentally, I really don't like this idea of forcing people to do the right thing, but, right now, what else can be done?