You give the poor just enough to keep them at bay because if you don't... you'll pay for it in some other way e.g. prison, death, more crime than we have now etc etc!!!<quoted text>
I understand where you are coming from now...
here's a little clue: first, the entitlement folks will 'attack' other entitlement folks... sorta like they commit 99.9% of their crimes 1) in their neighborhoods and 2) on each other.
after they have waged raids on each other, then those left will come for you and me... in quite less numbers, I might add.
why? because they know the WEAKEST prey are folks like themslves. folks like you and me actually have 'stuff' that we earned... like guns and ammo... and are willing to fight to keep.
so, folks like you support 'entitlement' programs out of fear and self-interest.
I understand... completely.
And you mentioned my self interest... well it's in your interest also.