I’m sorry, but this is just fundamentally wrong. It’s a completely flawed mindset just right from the beginning. It’s ***-backwards actually. The government’s job is NOT to take care of the needs of its people, at least not in the sense of ensuring equity or access to commodities, wealth, and resources. The only “needs” that it’s the government’s job to take care of is protecting the people’s rights under the constitution (i.e. providing a strong military and police force to defend our freedom of speech and expression, and never infringing on our 2nd amendment rights to defend ourselves). Other than that, it’s not the job of the government or anyone else to ensure that someone lives a prosperous life. That is the individual’s responsibility. The best thing the government can do in most cases is back off. Our constitution is designed to allow the people to govern themselves. The fact that there are cronies and oligarchs at the top who exploit the system does not take away my constitutional rights. It just means that they are mightier than me. I can still exercise my freedom to complete with them, but there’s no guarantee I’ll succeed. But that’s not the same as having my rights systematically stifled by government.
Did you read and understand what you quoted? It began with 'liberals believe'.
It's the individual's responsibility to ensure he lives a prosperous life. It's government's responsibility to ensure that the individual can do so by providing that which is necessary for the individual to do so. There are many exacmples of such but Americans could begin with, 'freedom from outside aggression'.