The Kinks once said, "Give the people what they want, and they'll get what they deserve.".
These days, what many people seem to want is a year round Christmas and they expect the federal government to play Santa Claus.
Because the NSA is listening/watching/reading anything you may say?
Because dissent is no longer seen as a desirable American virtue?
Because many expect gifts from the government instead of seeking their own well being?
Because the Deep State has it's own elves with which to execute it's desires?
Honestly, if people rely on the government to fulfill their needs - they cannot complain about the way those needs are met.