I didn't mean subsidising, but paving the way for less fortunate citizens to get opportunities for employment and a decent standard of living.
Defence is required, however as the word states, it's defending, not going to another country and attacking while claiming it as defence.
Why do you think the government hasn't abolished negative gearing yet? It's because most politicians have multiple properties, so they would lose out on that tax benefit.
No politicians will change any policy that affects their entitlements.