(See: the Republican Party) but the main difference is that our legislators are accountable to voters, while a CEO only cares about profits.
Not everyone can 'become their own safety net'. There are countless people who can't afford basic human dignities such as housing, healthcare, and education, while many people have far more than they could ever need. It is the responsibility of government to correct these injustices, and society is better for it. After all, how are business supposed to earn profits and grow if their customers are poor and are unable to buy back the product they produce?
Tu ne cede malis sed contra audentior ito
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