You might also point out that "those that take out through taxes" are not just poor people. The welfare state is an equal-opportunity project and Republicans support it just as much as Democrats. I'm guessing that federal tax dollars to the overprivileged dwarf aid to the underprivileged.
What's the Commerce Department all about if not one gigantic exercise in corporate welfare? It was Bush who began the bailouts. He laid the groundwork for the entire Obama administration, including many of the same personnel. Then there's the State Department and foreign aid. The Defense Department and the military-industrial complex. The middle class are part of the system, as well. Establishment Republicans tinker with details but they're not going to dismantle Leviathan.
I assume your dad resents poor people sponging off the federal government, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. It's one thing I like about Ron Paul. He doesn't rhetorically beat up on the little people because he understands that while they're getting the crumbs, it's the big guys at the table who are really dining fine on our dime.