Certain bloggers (who shall remain nameless) have said in the past that if we didn't tax people to provide for the less well-off, things would all go tits up and everyone who was poor would starve to death.
Heartless, vicious cunts like Devil's Kitchen and myself believe that if people have the money and they see people worse off than themselves, they will, in general, take care of them. Not only will they take care of them, but by providing aid based on their better knowledge of the problem, they will provide better, more tailored and more caring aid than some faceless bureaucrat applying a one-size-fits-all policy.
But I digress.
I believe in the inherent decency of most people, and when I read things like this, I put two fingers up at those who accuse me of nihilism and accuse people in general of being naturally cruel and uncharitable.