Thank You Walter for your moral clarity.
I'm tired of the left's deception; "they care for the poor because they want higher taxes to pay for government charity and the Republicans are evil because they disagree". Increasing the government bureaucracy does not increase the product, but diminishes it. The damage done by entitlements are not seen by the recipients, such as; people become dependant on the government for charity; not just the recipients but the givers also. When the government acts as the guardian people lose incentive to care for themselves and others.