One hypothetical based upon observation employing the Scientific Method: test, test, test again, impartially and empirically (facts, not "desires," no matter how painful or refuting of the posited hypothesis one hopes to prove):
In difficult times I am tempted, and times are indeed difficult now. Please do not be tempted; I post this so that you can see how easy, how deceptively comforting they make it to succumb; and this, for millions who, evidence indicates, have intentionally been placed in dire straits for certain individuals' political power over the very millions of human beings they purport to be "helping":
"Oh, and it's all legitimate, for food and necessities only and--what was that, Oh don't look at that !!!":
Desperation and true parasitism are the two conditions that lead to seeking aid from someone who offers it. My personal plan, if I need it in the future:
Get another job; then, if needed, I will go to the Church, or another Non Governmental Organization (N.G.O) for a hand up, not a hand out, and thus deprive the government that has, to all observation, established the very misery for power over many in the first place. If everyone did this, then the government would have no power over either the desperate or the truly paristitic. What a pipe dream.
So of course the Church is under attack by the government. And of course N.G.O.s are facing pressure from the "G," also, in the form of targeted taxation that undercuts any possibility of true charity. These free society entities are viewed as "competition" by government, which does not fight fair of late; yet they are a competition motivated not by power, but by love. I, for one, always look to motive, as this reveals the truth.
The Desperate (potentially myself) and the truly parasitic need look no further than to the universal guide and provider that is entirely benign and meant to help one "up", and not "hook" into dependence:
Seek first the Kingdom of Heaven, the Will of God, and all else will be added unto you.
But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well
--Jesus, in the Sermon on the Mount (Mattew 6:33, RSV).
In this true, extended and partly (at least) intentional Depression I seek God through Christ Jesus my Lord, my Teacher, my Counselor and Advocate, my Provider and Master. I serve Him, my Lord, and not government. I pray I remain so.
Again, this entirely explains why the Church is under attack by the present Administration. The Church is a bulwark against their intentions, their very motive of existence and expansion of power. And the government takes from those who produce; the Church, on the other hand, receives from the willing heart, which is the true charity: For they gave according to their means....of their own free will (II Corinthians 8:3).
See the contradiction, the window for abuse:
To each according to his need (as determined by the individual or state)
--Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels in the Communist Manifesto.
Oh, is that abused on two sides ("democrat" politician and parasite) for personal gain! And it is refuted by my Lord.
....To each according to his ability (as determined by God)
--Jesus Christ, Lord ( Matthew 25:15b and elsewhere).
One is true Freedom, born of love. One is of slavery, bondage.
The slave (here, the government) does not continue in the house for ever (his authority ends); the son continues for ever. So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed
--Jesus, (John 8:35, 36).
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand fast, therefore, and do not submit to a yoke of slavery again
It's the old battle of Good v Evil. I'm standing fast and holding on, Lord! And thus have already won.