The thing is - there’s not enough taxable wealth “out there” to afford the goodies that are being demanded.
Exactly. So maybe if people realize they have to pay the bills themselves, they will stop voting themselves goodies from the Treasury.
I am not going to vote to give myself a thousand dollars cash if I know that it will cost me two thousand dollars after the government gets done with all the postage and handling. But if I think I am going to get the money for free, why not?