Sodom, Sodom, Sodom... It's always "Sodom", not a bit of love for old Gomorrah! Really, they were nasty enough to get vaporized, but end up as a footnote. You never hear about anyone getting "Gomorrahized" or anything, it's just not fair...
Liberals usually work incrementally.
As a liberal, I can play this argument too: It starts with short-term tax cuts to stimulate spending after a recession. Then later on the short-term has become a decade and then permanent. And the cuts go deeper, and deeper. Then comes a deficit commission and Social Security and unemployment insurance is gone and you have a significant population of desperate unemployed people starving to death on the streets.
I don't see what the problem is. Your position is that people are entitled to my goods and labor without my consent for their own benefit. That's called slavery. Don't promote the fallacy that I "benefit" from it too. Slaves were given medical care and housing. If someone less dedicated or capable "Starves to death" (I challenge you to find a statistically relevant number of cases, and further to demonstrate that such people can survive without a guardian making decisions for them in any society), I'm not clear on how I am morally culpable. You've a tautology that the state is entitled to whatever amount of my goods and labor it deems appropriate, and I am selfish to refuse. I offer a counter. I desire to perform anal sex on someone. Please provide me with a recipient.