One of the primary dividing lines between liberals and conservatives, between Democrats and Republicans, is their view on money. To liberals, a person who is poor is someone who needs help, support, and guidance, and opportunity to find a way out. Particularly vexing are the working poor, those who have full time jobs yet still live in poverty. To conservatives, being poor is an obvious moral failing. A person who is poor obviously did something
wrong, and they are now deservedly paying the price (or not
paying, since - you know - they're broke).
This is why there is always a huge gulf between the two main parties when it comes to budgeting. The Democrats would prefer to spend tax dollars on programs that help everyone (especially those who need it most), and the idea that somewhere someone is getting something they don't deserve is anathema to Republicans.
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