Another of those filthy rich people has declared they are given most of their millions or billions to charity. This one is Henry Paulson, the US Treasury Secretary and former head of Goldman Sachs.
I have no doubt in my mind that a billion dollars to a private charity has a far far greater beneficial effect on society than a billion dollars more spending by the Government. Hell even the tiny NZ Government can increase health spending by a billion dollars and not show any extra results for the money.
Think what the Red Cross would do with a billion dollars extra, as opposed to the Government.