Printer heres my belief: If we lived in the right kind of society, then we WOULD take care of the poor & needy, but guess what, we would also do what was needed to REDUCE the amount of those people who are poor & needy. ( education, providing jobs, etc - which we could do if the amount of poor people was low enough ). But instead, we don't do much to get people to a higher level to be self-sufficient, we just keep letting the poor have more children & more children, until we end up with more & more poor & needy.
IOW: we don't take care of the problem, we just throw money at them & HOPE they'll go away ( in a sense ).
When the US starts reducing the poor population & providing the means to keep the numbers of poor & needy limited, then I will support the effort, but until then....leave me & my paycheck alone.