Why do the politicians of such countries such as Italy and Spain and Greece resort to such state welfare tactics? It's to satisfy their populations and try to keep them from once again turning to fascism as they have so many times in the past.
The begs the question that, if these countries have to now start to cut back on social programs, will it result in the growth of fascism again as their populations start to look for other alternatives?
In other words, everything old could be new again!!??