Apparently, Bill Maher has absolutely no clue what he's talking about. Sadly, his dopey audience doesn't grasp what they are laughing at either.
Too bad Bill Maher's audience won't take the time to learn something, like, oh I don't know, what it actually means to be a free-market libertarian. But in case there are any of you out there who care about your own person and the person's around you, take a 6 minute break from Song Pop and watch this:
In case you don't have time, here's a pull quote for you:
Bill Maher is exhibiting lazy, self-centered behavior when he asks for government to solve problems. He is not interested in doing the work he believes should be done to help the less fortunate. He is only interested in forcing others, through government, in easing his conscience for him. Libertarians believe that if you see a person in trouble, you as an individual, should voluntarily help them,* or combine with other individuals to create the solutions needed.
It is lazy and morally bankrupt behavior to use the force of government to appease your conscience. If you see a problem, you are morally bound to help create the solution.
* - Results-oriented libertarians like myself believe an individual is compelled by the nature of his existence to help another person in need, rather than hoping someone else steps in to help..