I picked beans and onions. If I wanted (if not needed) to eat, I did what I had to do. The other side of the equation in your point is that for sanity to return we would have to also stop providing free food, medicine, housing, Obama phones, etc. In the long run, sanity in that sense will prevail or we will all sink. (Sadly, if I had to bet, I'd bet on us all sinking).