Some government regulation is necessary, at least in America, as not every capitalist has the best intentions of the workers in mind. Contrary to popular belief, not everyone is a white hat wearing do-gooder. That's why business needs a certain level of oversight.
Government should not become a hindrance to the business world either. When companies actively work to reduce employee hours, keep employee levels below a certain number due to government constraints and regulations and when government regulations swamp business in hours upon hours of paperwork you know that there is too much over sight.
When you get your OSHA inspection and the fine is only $5000 and you are HAPPY about that, there is too much oversight... read that sentence again... now read it like this... No matter what, OSHA WILL
find something wrong. There is no business that gets an OSHA inspection and is not fined for something. It's become a self-feeding monster.
Yeah, we need government for sure. We need a certain level of oversight, but that is not what we have now.
So far as taking care of those that need it? Hell yeah. Get those folks the leg up they need. But, why are there now 10 million people on disability? That's the same as the population of Greece. Imagine that. The entire population of Greece could have moved to America and just gone on disability...
American dream, be gone with you. It's easier, though not as pretty, to just collect the check instead of working hard, saving money and bettering your position. That's only for immigrants now. People moving here from a place where they know actual misery. They move to the US, work their asses off and become successful. Natural born Americans have become the Weebels of the world. It's a real shame.