In order to achieve a goal you have to aim at the bullseye. If you aim at the bullseye you might not hit it but you at least hit somewhere on the target. The historical bullseye in America has always bee the concept of "individual responsibility" i.e., the idea that each person is responsible for their own success. We know that some individuals, for reasons beyond their control, will not be able to hit the target. Government is to assist these people. Today, it seems, the bullseye is to have the responsible individuals "take care of me". The Obama era is The Era of Resentment. It is someone else's faut that I am not successful and I will make them pay.