Republicans believe individuals should take responsibility for their own circumstances.
They also believe the private sector is more effective in helping the poor
through charity than the government is through welfare programs and that social assistance programs often cause government dependency.
Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism, often in opposition to social hierarchy.
... The word "wing" was appended to Left and Right in the late 19th century,
usually with disparaging intent and "left-wing" was applied to those who were unorthodox in their religious or political views.