The purpose of government-sponsored social welfare programs is to secure a ready market for producer surplus, including food, clothes, and medical care. Social welfare “preserves” the masses for future economic exploitation. This is how a capitalist system works. The more people starving and homeless, the fewer consumers there are for future exploitation by capitalists and their underwriters aka investors.
This may be hard for proponents of social welfare to digest, but every time you advocate for these programs, you are a willing pawn for the oligarchy, the elite. In other words, you are being played.
A true, “people caring” program is one that promotes true economic integration into the system. What that means is that every citizen participating in the labor market and subject to certain requirments, shares in the residuals or dividends that result from revenues generated. It means that society actively participates in the structure of the economy and decides how output is produced and distributed. In my opinion that would be a truly equitable market economy. Anything less is merely a narrative that says that the poor should simply settle for scraps while downplaying ownership.
Capitalism and free markets need not suffer from this approach. I would argue that capitalism and free markets would be enhanced and increasingly validated with this approach because more people will believe they are a part of growth, income, and output generated by markets. Telling people that they should aim to be a part of an increasingly poorer middle class, however, is the same as saying that your opportunities are limited and that you should settle for scraps, whether those scraps be low wages or state-funded social welfare.
This is the main reason I do not support our current president; the main reason why I consider him and most members of both political parties to be nothing but frauds. Rather than restructuring the system so that it is truly equitable, they compromise on a low quality model of distribution that finds people growing increasingly poorer and disenfrachised. The electorate should be ashamed to put anyone of these people on any pedestal.
True change means admitting that your system doesn’t work and having the courage to tear up the model and start over…..