Moses Maimonides teaches:
There are eight levels of charity, each greater than the next.
 The greatest level, above which there is no greater, is to support a fellow Man by endowing him with a gift or loan, or entering into a partnership with him, or finding employment for him, in order to strengthen his hand until he need no longer be dependent upon others
In doing so you give a hand up not a hand out.
Reagan wanted to maintain safety nets but the purpose is to slow a fall and bounce up.
Progressives want a hammock and trap that unintentionally perpetuates cycles of destructive dependance