Half the country doesn't pay income taxes. As a matter of fact, those that "give" the most to the Government, get the least back in terms of benefits (Unless you are one of Baraka's billionaire cronies).
There is a significant portion of the population, many of them who don't pay income taxes, that simply has the mentality that they are entitled to things and benefits from the Government. This is accomplished via the transfer of wealth from the taxpaying citizens to those who feel they are entitled. The real problem is that there are politicians that echo that entitlement mentality and legislate it.