"When the welfare state runs out of money, people don't pitch in and say let's fix this thing "so the government can equitably distribute superior benefits" again. They start blaming the other guy. They don't mildly suggest that the rich should pay a little more. They demand that greedy bankers and insurance companies go to jail.
Let them eat cake, said the ancien régime's Marie-Antoinette. À la lanterne, bawled the Paris mob.
Yep. What you got here, guv'nor, is a pre-revolutionary situation."