I am so sick of hearing about not fair from these bastards.
Government is about power, and ultimately, power derived from the muzzle of a gun.
With a much more limited government, people would have to either do something useful to others to earn a living, or depend on the kindness of family and charities who can set practical limits and expectations on their support for the person.
The manipulations of the political class are predictable in both their motives and their methods. Our founders knew this, and knew what was ultimately necessary to rein them in.