Do not mistake government redistribution of wealth for Christian Charity.
Psychologists will tell you that the primary benefit of forgiveness accrues to the forgiver, not the forgiven. Charity works much the same way (or should). The one giving of himself actually gains the most benefit - morally and spiritually, not materially. The receipient gains two things, the short term allieviation of a his problem, and an example to follow for the future. Government redistribution short circuits this process on both sides. Those that should be giving of themselves, voluntarily, may come to believe that they have been relieved of the responsibility, and the receivers come to think that they have a right (entitlement) to whatever they are being given.