Not "leaving our fellow man out in the cold" does not require a societal acceptance an inherently unjust fiat global economic system.However, yes...it could be put to more productive use that wouldn't involve leaving someone out in the cold.
Anyone who watched Comedy Central last night knows that! Jon Stewart must've said exactly that at least 100 times, peppered thoughout his news anchor routine.Are you unaware that George Dubya Bush drove the economy off a cliff during his administration? Recovering form that fiasco will take time. In the meantime the Republicans just want more of the same.