“When people lack jobs, opportunity, and ownership of property they have little or no stake in their communities.” - Jack Kemp
That leads us to the inherent flaw with socialism/liberalism.
When government coddles the poor, you allow them to NOT seek jobs or opportunities. One area which the Left fails to address is: Why work if you don't have to work? As for "workfare" programs, why work hard when there is no future in what you are doing?
Property ownership will never happen in poor communities without jobs or opportunities, thereby leaving little or no interest in the community.
When you leave people's success (or failure) to their own ingenuity, you will get more from them than if you get the government to take care of them. Individual success has a snowball effect within a community. When one person succeeds, it is a blueprint for others to succeed as well. When enough people in a community succeed, the entire community prospers.
Certainly there will be failures. But governing to the lowest common denominator sets the bar of expectations low.
"Don't tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results." - General George S. Patton