Unearned??? You mean they created nothing, offered jobs to no one, took everything they got from others??? If Sam's employees qualify for food stamps, why don't they get a better job? No one is forcing them. What influence over the government?? The government controls just about everything right now. Yes, America was founded on a moral philosophy: the right to life, liberty, pursuit of ones own happiness. NOT handouts from a government that took the money by force.