The left in the United States has decided the measure of government programs should be by how many people are helped. Mick Mulvaney, the head of the Office of Management and Budget, has determined the best measure should be how many people government programs help elevate out of their need. It is a profoundly wise and proper measure.
Jesus may have said we will always have the poor, but he did not mean the very same people. The left seems determined to breed addiction to government programs instead of providing meaningful opportunities for upward mobility. We should be able to shrink government programs, consolidate them, and end them as we improve the lives of Americans.
Fundamentally, though, the left has a harder problem.