The problem is that when somebody gets wealthy or wealthier, it doesn't mean somebody else got poorer.<quoted text>
I agree that the assistance programs need reformed to crack down on abuse, but it doesn't change the fact that they are necessary programs in a civilized society. Take a look at the extremes of lavish lifestyles you see with the wealthiest of Americans, flaunted across the television like it was the air we breath. Money to the point that it becomes abstract. How can you cry about some poor person buying pop with foodstamps when the facts tell us that the gap between the rich and poor is growing exponentially. I would hardly call the performance of these "job creators" as being exponential.
Let me ask: if we took half of the liquid assets away from people making over a million dollars, how would that help you or one poor person?
I think watching wealthy people on television is inspirational. What's wrong with that? Just about the only time you see somebody in need on television is when they are asking for money for those people.
Necessary social programs should be run by private entities or at the very most, the state. The federal government should not be in charge of things like food stamps, medical care, retirement accounts. The federal government should concentrate on federal matters, not personal ones. Those federal matters are listed in the US Constitution.
Nearly every time the government tries to meddle in private industry, it gets worse. That's why the fraud can't get cleaned up. For one, government workers love the fraud. It guarantees them work and politicians votes. But look at where we are with Social Security today. We are now paying out more than we are taking in. Like SS, Medicare is going broke. Medicaid is the largest expenditure of many states, and need I remind you of what Fanny and Freddy are when it comes to the housing market and the collapse? Commie Care???
The federal government can be good at a few things, but not everything. That's why the founders limited what they should be getting involved in.