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When Government Offers to Help, It Often Makes a Mess

RepubRob2 Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 10:10 AM
The Bible doesn't assign responsibility for charity to any institution. It has always been the responsibility of the individual and the community. And every single study ever done on the topic shows that Republicans, and Conservatives in particular, are far greater donors to charity than any other segment of society.
There's a natural human impulse to help people who need a hand. In the political world, that often translates to an impulse to have government help people who need a hand. Who wants to argue with that?

But experience tells us that it's not always easy to help. Individuals' good intentions go awry. Government programs sometimes produce unintended consequences that make things worse for the intended beneficiaries.

Consider what could be called the three H's: health care, housing and higher education.

Over the last generation and more, government has stepped in to help ordinary individuals and those with special problems on...