Government Welfare: 1. Are funded by taxes collected from all taxpayers. 2. Have become viewed as entitlements. 3. Aid the election of politicians who promote such programs. 4. Often do very little to entice recipients to do more than acquire employment which would not reduce or eliminate their government assistance. 5. Payments are based on broad National/State statistics. 6. Recipients are most thankful to government and politicians who they see supportive of their provisions. 7. When people feel they are not getting enough, their anger is directed at society and politicians who try to promote fiscal responsibility. 8. Government can increase aid by borrowing with no regard for revenue income providing the means. 9. Any debt incurred is passed on to all taxpayers regardless of income, including those yet born. 10. Requires a large number of government employees, with wages, benefits and retirements paid by taxpayers. 11. Allows government to create problems which become viewed as solvable only by government. 12. People in need can remain living where it is unlikely they can eliminate need of government assistance. Private Charities: 1. Are funded by individuals free choice. 2. Are seen as needs requiring help from others. 3. Provide aid to persons based needs, with little or no regard to politics. 4. Has the primary intent of making those in need fully self supporting. 5. Monetary funding is based on individual needs, which in some cases may require no money at all. 6. Recipients only have the charities and contributing members of their society to thank. 7. The charities and contributing members of society are left free to set limits and requirements to assure the aid it put to good use. 8. Charities can only provide aid within the means they are able to acquire. 9. The means acquired by Private Charities clearly places the responsibility on those who can most afford to fund them. 10. Could be regulated by government to assure a very minimum of the donations are distributed to those in need, and primarily work using unpaid volunteers. 11. Allows societies to work more closely with their members finding ways to make those in need net contributors, or at least self sufficient, where possible. 12. People in need may have to expand their search in order to become self sufficient or at least find acceptable means to reduce their dependency on charity.