JimDandy, I think you overstate the case a bit.
I dislike handouts and unending benefit programs. OTOH, I am all for programs that involve job training, and a tapering of benefits as earnings increase. I am not opposed to subsidized daycare, to enable single parents to work. I think many of us "heartless" types feel that way - we don't mind helping people help themselves get back on their feet; we resent those who think we owe them unending help while they do nothing to earn it.
I know very few people who are ok with the idea of malnourished kids, for instance, yet there are quite a few on the other side who would like to paint that picture.
So, I think fewer of those on the right than you might expect would object to subsidizing training and permit requirements.
Actually, I think you would have a hard time finding something with more Libertarian support than the FairTax enjoys, and FairTax is based on a graduated system where low wage earners actually get assistance.