I watched Nightline last night about people who had lost their jobs and had to use food stamps and food pantries for the first time and how they felt about not being able to do for themselves. One woman was hoping there was a back door to go there unseen. It is not just lazy, unwilling to work people who are on food stamps. We are very fortunate to have all our basic needs covered. But, to not give a person a hand up when they are in need is not in our "Christian" principles.
We are not just a Christian nation, but, I would think since the majority on the right are purporting to be ultra Christian, that would fall within the realm of reason for people believing in helping others.
Who in the world knows, hopefully sstonetx will explain that one! I surely did not say not to help the needy, especially ones that need the help. Several others have made it a career and that's the issue and the problem!
There are people making that determination right now. I would think it is much more difficult when you are in the thick of it. Like other things, it is easier to sit on the outside and criticize. I am sure we don't have all the data. Some people are not capable of earning a living. We have mental health issues, drug addiction and physically disabled who we can't, in my opinion, let starve because they are not like us.
To me, it is a moral issue, no matter what religion one belongs to.