I've always been told that one of the really big reasons that communism didn't work in the USSR is because so many people lost "their initiative" to work if they got a lot of stuff given to them anyway. In other words, why work real hard if real hard work doesn't get you ahead of the next guy? What's the incentive for my blood, sweat and tears if others don't shed it too ? It's makes perfect sense to me, but after all I'm a conservative not a liberal !!