You have a lot of nerve talking about being beneath contempt.<quoted text>
You waved your sign when you started posting Ayn Rand Carol. That sign said "I'm no Christian and I worship at the altar of Me, Me, Me,". You make all kind of noises about how the government helping the poor makes them dependent and robs them of their dignity but truth be told you really don't give a good goddamn. You just don't like not getting to choose who you feel is worthy of your largess so that you can feel all smug and superior.
You're beneath contempt.
It is big government who is beneath contempt by seeing the poor as nothing more than votes to secure power and control. Otherwise, the poverty level would not be rising and Democrat-run inner cities would be shining examples of liberal compassion instead of hell-hole slums they've been for decades filled with crime, despair and hate.
I care about the poor more than you could possibly know.
So please spare me your holier-than-thou speeches in the future.