Hi Al, Your post will be misinterpreted of that I'm sure! For some reason or other certain folk can't accept the fact that some others have a natural urge to try to follow neutral middle ground in politics, with a lower case "P", always trying to hove such people into one wing or other in ssuch matters. They can never understand how folk can want social justice in equal proportion with fiscal stability, de facto a "Caring Capitalist", tough to fathom such folk out.
They hate waste, also hate robbing folk, value for money in such matters.
But I learnt years ago that only the rich could afford to philanthropic. We had one such chap in Liverpool years ago, who had stacks of cash, but had a civic conscience in the hard times in the poor quarters.
He hired a number of men to shovel dirt into barrows, wheel it all over to the other side of his builders yard, when they had moved the tons of material they then had to go the other way with it all?
Some folk said he was nuts, "Why not just give them the money?" they would say.
Simple, he believed in the work ethic being better than charity. The men had the dignity of gainful employment, honest toil.
A begging bowl is not conducive with self esteem.
Joseph Williamson valued a society where effort was rewarded. Marx, Lenin & Mao would never have understood him. MM