If a man is compelled to charity it is not charity, and God is not pleased. If a man chooses charity, without being compelled, with freedom to do otherwise, and yet he still chooses charity, God is pleased. 1) Institutionalized charity by taxation and 2) inefficient distribution to 3) many (if not most who merely need very short term help or training to do for themselves) is not just a bad thing, it’s the perfect opposite of God’s plan.
Through self-reliance we gain self-respect, through self-respect we gain respect for others, through respect for others we form mature societal interdependence, through that maturity we see the true and real need among us and we solve them voluntarily and privately, with an emphasis on personal responsibility of the receiver to rise as soon as possible to stand, which leads to self-reliance. And the beautiful cycle continues. Those who cannot stand without assistance will continue to get it, but their numbers will be relatively few and we would be glad for the chance to help the truly needy.
More government is ALWAYS the problem.