We know Americans like Medicare, Social Security, and states like Medicaid. America, probably don’t like corporate welfare, but it is a prominent component of the welfare package. Moreover, as our economy concentrates and becomes more polar ; corporations will become even more potent.
In theory, if we paid cash for our welfare state, it’s size and reach would always be kept in check. But, if you borrow money from others, including foreigners, you never seem to realize the true cost of a welfare state– for awhile ! You have a stealth welfare state, which is lethal.