Family First: "... I were a working poor family scratching to get by, and was then told by the conservative candidate I was simply irresponsible."
Are you seeking equal outcomes? Liberty is the freedom to apply one's faculties to his economic resources (land, labor, capital). All four of these factors (faculties, land, labor, capital) vary from person to person. Outcomes will not be equal. It is the responsibility of each person to make the best of what he has. The irresponsible person isn't the poor person; it is the person who habitually squanders what he has and expects others to bail him out.