The government works on the same principle. The more income that they get from
taxpayers the more they spend. How can we expect the citizens to be any
different. After all the government is made of of politicians and bureaucrats
that are no different than the citizens in this article.
When I got a job after university, though we could have afforded more, we
bought the smallest least expensive house that would accommodate us. Our other
spending did not increase. We just saved and invested the rest.
I think there was a commandment that went something like this, "Thou shalt
not covet" All to often tossed aside like the other nine in our society.
More importantly, if we removed the safety nets, then people might actually
consider creating a safety net for themselves. The way our society is, the
attitude is eat, drink and be merry and lose it all for we have welfare.