The Western European vision of the society where the government has a larger role in taking care of citizens does no good.
Once the government becomes bigger, we take less care of ourselves. Another example of this is in this report courtesy of Fox News.
It may feel good to have the government give money to people, but this notion produces a narcissistic society compared to the American system which relies on a small government; Therefore teaching people to take care of themselves and others.
Which system produces a better society?