Is someone a fascist who wants the state to take care of those who can't help themselves?
The state has no business feeding, clothing and housing anybody. Its only role is to do what the citizens are absolutely incapable of doing by themselves. Like national defense, espionage, counterintelligence and such.
Taking care of the fellow citizens who may have fallen on hard times is done best by local and private charities funded by private donations with the main objective being as few "clients" as possible - ideally zero.
Once you create a government department of welfare, from day one, these scumbags want to build an empire since this is how you get promoted. Under no circumstances will these parasites allow "their" department to be abolished and closed. To that effect, it will be their solemn duty to make sure that they will have as many welfare bums as possible.
When the Prohibition was over, the feds had a lot of useless parasites on the payroll. Instead of letting them go, they created BATF.
Do you really think that the DEA wants to stop the flow of illegal drugs into the US? If you do, you are really naive.