If you want more of something,subsidize it. We have subsidized poverty, unemployment, disability, and big government and increased more of them. There is a big difference between helping people up and enabling them to stay comfortably on the bottom. Compassion needs to be tempered with common sense. A parent's primary responsibility is to raise their child to be independent. The politician's are not parents of the nation if they continue to increase dependence and waste our nation's resources.