One of the responsibilities of government to society is to help citizens protect one another from hardship, greed & abuse, by guaranteeing access to health, well being & an equal voice in their communities. This begins by securing a humane standard of living for all people and eliminating inequality, seeing that people 'do well' or 'fare well' ('public well-fare' ). Providing real safety and security for us by helping one another, welfare type programs include: food programs, public education & health care, job training, medicine, mental health care, affordable housing, the protection from other peoples' greed and the abuse of power.