That's because if we who are the Church were to do our work, there would be no need for government welfare.
If there was no need for government welfare, then why would people object to ending it?
It is by loving people, real love that gets you involved with the good of that person, that we can change lives and minds.
If we put first things first, second things will follow.
Remember, prayer and bible reading were no longer tolerated in school and I dare say, many here on FR don't even remember when bible reading and prayers were part of the school day.
So, we have bibles and prayers out of school. Then, LBJ gave us "the Great Society" and bingo, caring for the indigent became a function of the state, butt out churches and synagogues. Next came Supreme Court rulings telling hospitals that they had to care for anyone who walked in their doors, goodbye charity hospitals, again supported by the various churches. Since most hospitals were then run by religious organizations, they could no longer afford to treat everyone without third party (read government) intervention.
Then another liberal Lion (Teddy Kennedy) gave us HMOs and squeezed out smaller private institutions in favor of mega-insurance companies, and on, and on, it went.
Not long thereafter, religious institutions began looking to government for "contributions" and once that camel's nose was in the door, government had taken over most, if not all, charitable functions and kicked out God in the equation!