“It is a general popular error to suppose the loudest complainers for the public to be the most anxious for its welfare.”
— Edmund Burke (1729-1797) British statesman, parliamentary orator, and political thinker
I think it fits in well with the notion of the socialist elitist. Some of the people who are proposing welfare are not in need of it. They simply believe that they are ‘providing for the common good’ or some such noble cause. Sadly, what these people lack, is a firm grasp of history and the human wreckage socialism so often leaves in it’s wake.