The government creates nothing. Just think about it. All the government does is take away what other people have created and built and earned, and reallocates that money as it sees fit - and very inefficiently, at that. Before redistribution can even begin, this money seeps through the cracks. It is wastefully spent on needless organizations, inane studies, and the piling on of more and more bureaucratic red tape. This is how an overgrown government runs. This is how our government runs. At the very least, I think we can all agree that less IRS agents bankrolled on the taxpayer's dime would be a good thing.
If you take something away from Peter, and you give it to Paul, then you will always have the support of Paul. And herein lies the basic strategy behind the Obama administration. Entitlement programs have been allowed - or rather, encouraged - to run wild, growing and growing without restraint. Welfare, food stamps, and government assistance of any kind have reached unprecedented proportions, all while the criteria that one needs to meet in order to qualify for these programs is the most lax it's ever been. It is no surprise, then, that the Pauls are finally outnumbering the Peters.