Government can hardly ever do just one thing. Its action has repercussions, and these repercussions have repercussions, and so forth. Even when the government’s initial action may seem compassionate or productive, it is highly unlike that the repercussions will prove likewise.
Of course, private action also has repercussions, some of which may be unpleasant or even harmful. But in the private sphere, the likelihood is much greater that people will respond to the negative feedback of adverse repercussions by finding diverse ways to rectify mistakes that have been made, whereas in the government sphere any bad action will either generate no negative-feedback incentive for rectification of mistakes or will, instead, only set in motion a Misesian series in which one cruel or destructive action becomes the initial link in a series of reactive interventions, each as adverse as the proceeding ones, if not worse.