Go read this post from an ambulance medic in the UK. It succinctly describes the problem with the UK right now, all boiled down to one core concept, and I quote,
"What's mine is mine, and what's yours is also mine. "
It's the looter mentality.
Some of you might think "we don't have that kind of mentality in the U.S." or that we aren't a welfare state. Oh yeah? Think again. the looter mentailty is alive and well in this country, fostered by liberal ideology.
H/T to Kevin for the video.