Some people need government help to the point that they will commit suicide if the goverment denies them what they receive.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/may/17/senator-questions-benefits-to-adult-baby/

Obscene and extreme obviously....

I don't trust politicians to run much of anything except their own selfish agendas..which is usually to be elected to power and stay in power as long as humanly possible.
American candidates for office always promise one thing, and end up a huge disappointment after elected; sucked in by a huge bureaucracy where innovation and creative ideas get shoveled under the rug in favor of more useless laws, pointless debates, and unproductive banter about what's best for subjects of the land.  
Meanwhile most the rest of us live in the real world, subject to the laws and rules enacted by these bafoons.