Apparently, seven in ten of you think the government should take care of people who can't take care of themselves.
If you're one of those seven: Do you even know what that would entail? How do you define "take care of themselves"? How do you provide to fund that entitlement? Assuming I can take care of myself now, and that you have a plan that means I pay more taxes to make sure some needy folks have food and shelter - how long do you think I can hemorrhage money to take care of the needy before I become one of them? And when I need to be on the dole myself, who the hell is going to pay for my necessities?
Here's an experiment I'd love to see someone try: start paying for a needy family right now - head down to a homeless shelter and pick someone or some family to help. Even better, let's do this like government would - have someone else pick the person they think is most needy. Then, give them them a place to stay, buy them groceries, add them to your health insurance, clothe them, and take care of their needs for a year or so, no strings attached, no demands, no nothing - just support from a concerned citizen. You'll see that we don't a government program to help the needy - all we need is more brave new souls like you to step up and put your money where your mouth is.