Hunger is one of nature’s greatest motivators. If you repeatedly feed a man who does not work, he will surely be less inclined to do so.
There is a limit to every man’s generosity when he himself must labor to obtain the surpluses by which his generosity is made possible. While he may choose to feed a poor man one day, the poor man has no guarantee that he will find food the next. As a result, the poor man will always strive for a means of supporting himself.
There is hardly a limit or end to the hand-outs from a government who has the ability to steal. This arrangement of endless reward for leisure distorts the natural balance between charity and dependence toward dependence.