The entire strategy if the Democratic Party has been to increase deoendency on government for the essentials of life, food, housing, and health care. That is what Obamacare is about. That is what public schools and teacher unuons ate about. That is what public employee unions like the ones in Wisconsin are about. When people see no cost to themselvrs from the operation of government, and only benefits from handouts, they act rationally, though shortsightedly, by wanting more benefits. The whole point of Obama's wanting to raise taxes on higher earners is NOT to actuakly raise revenues, it is to encourage the false idea that people can get all they want from government without any of the cost trickling down to them.