I readily acknowledge that crime exists and that backs are scratched. Who you know and who you blow has and will continue to be important but you're exaggerating the extent of it in order to make a semi-valid point. You didn't acknowledge the exceptions and there are many.For Stone/Stibe you neglect the possibility of designer legislation for the rich to not pay fair share, off shore accounts etc that don't work for the poor. Its called white collar crime and even presidential candidates do it and get away with it and are chosen to lead the way. They all do it and then design laws to protect themselves from prosecution. Then they design laws to tax us to help poor so they can steal it and oppress the poor to keep them from getting it while their miappropriating the funding to themselves through administrative channels. Its more prevelent everyday and less able to prosecute it. They are even so greedy as to tax the poor even more to cover their stealing and put a little more toward their personal gains.At the sermon on the mount Jesus multiplied and gave so quit twisting Scripture with perverted revelations of your own. You wouldn't know righteousness Mr responsible. Alms is sustainance given freely without strings. All should work if able and work is available but there are needs to meet and programs are set up for such not to be drained by the rich. Misappropriations, administrative drainage, white collar crime, tax scoff laws, etc. None of these are imaginary terms nor are they rare. The rich tend to work on what they can manipulate from others not what they can earn by their works. Just wanted to make sure you address the full spectrum of the situation not just the farthest end from you.
Let me repeat: rewarding success results in more successful people. Rewarding failure results in more failed people. It's important that we care enough for those at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder to provide them with pathways to success and then reward them when they arrive, not punish them. Life and success within it are largely matters of personal choice. Some choose to watch the game; others choose to design it. Spectators pay to get in; designers reap the rewards. As it should happen, as it should happen.