But a system of extorting money from one group for the benefit of another group cannot last for long without collapsing under the weight of its own guarantees. As Benjamin Franklin said, "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."(from americanthinker.com)
Ostensibly, the agenda of Santa Claus politicians is to help the downtrodden with utopian solutions. These sincere do-gooders profess to be driven by humanitarian motives. But their real agenda is to increase their power. It's all about them, not others.
These supposed compassionate benefactors have established a culture of dependency among their constituents which empowers the politicians but weakens society.
These politicians know that one of the keys to increasing power is to give the people somebody to hate. So they pit those who are being led and fed by the state against the rich.
Class warfare is not hard to wage since most people are already jealous and resentful of the rich. Some politicians tap into these feelings by publicly promising to punish the rich for being greedy. According to these politicians, society consists of victims and villains. The victims are the helpless masses who are trapped at the bottom, and the villains are the immoral rich who exploit them.
But who are really the greedy villains? Are they those who create wealth and improve society through hard work and innovation? Or are they those who do not work or honor financial obligations and feel entitled to other people's money?
Class struggle(in Marxist ideology) the conflict of interests between the workers and the ruling class in a capitalist society, regarded as inevitably violent.