Some people believer that we need the government to care for us if we fall into poverty. Actually various options are available for people who are afraid of poverty.
- Insurance allows people to share the risk of irregular invents
- Insurance allows people choose the level of risks that they want protection from.
- Families should provide for those in poverty.
- Deacons in the church will often help those who are poor.
- Belonging to a caring community is a good option.
- Someone might feel sorry for you.
Government have put enormous resource into caring for the poor. Their efforts have tended to increase the amount of poverty in the world, so I doubt that they are a viable solution. They also take a large share of income to do something fairly ineffective, so I am not certain that this is a good reason for government.