You won't see me defend our non-defensive military interventions in oil rich middle eastern nations. But that doesn't mean we should be throwing public money at anyone who demonstrates neediness necessarily either. But if we do throw money at people, absolving them of their financial responsibilities, it should come with some degree of sacrifice of some of the other rights and responsibilities that fully independent adults have. Rights and responsibilities need to be a package deal. If we're going to let people ditch half their adult responsibilities to provide for themselves and their families, well okay, but then there is no rational reason they should still retain all of their voting power, as that is a very clear conflict of interest.I would MUCH rather my taxpayer dollars pay for a poor American family than go to Pakistan or Afghanistan or whatever stan.