As much as the anti-Capitalists frustrate me, I don't entirely blame them for their reasoning. Big government programs have been with us for so long that people can't help but to not understand Capitalism. With programs such as Social Security and Medicare, why should anyone save for their own retirement when taxpayers will pay the bill? Why should children prepare to take care of their elderly parents when the government will do it for them? Years of big government has many people thinking that the government should provide for the people and elected politicians are glad to see that.
"Vote for me, and get more welfare!"