It comes down to whose ox is getting gored.
The Dems are all about getting private money in taxes to fund their programs that buy off their constituents. It isn't their money. It's not their ox.
The productive want to keep more of what they earned and not give it to the deadbeats in Washington to fund their deadbeat friends. Cut this revenue and it is a big deal. This is their ox.
When you hear reports that those on Federal support are getting the equivalent of someone earning 50k-60k, I think that there is a lot that can be cut here.
The safety net should not be a hammock