The modern western social welfare state has an inevitable end point, a singularity of reductio ad absurdum whereby everybody forms lobbying groups to get the government to pay for everything, and nobody has to work at anything except standing by the mailbox waiting for the ducats to show up from Daddy Government.
The Scottish Tories are claiming that nine in ten of their countrymen are net drains on the public purse, what with one program or another, to say nothing of straight-up transfer payments. A reasonably intelligent Scandinavian could surf the free higher educational system for most of their adult life, studying for a variety of careers they'll never have. Gentleman farmers in Congress vote themselves farm subsidies.
So what do you do? Get everybody to vote to shut off the Free Cash faucet for themselves? (Most people seem four-square behind the idea of cutting off the redistribution of wealth to other people, but will painstakingly explain why their government check is righteous and necessary for the continued survival of the republic.) Or do we just continue to expand various "incentive" and "subsidy" and support programs and just pay everyone in candy bar wrappers and Monopoly money the way Third World countries like Zimbabwe or Italy do?