It has a lot to do with the denial of fiscal reality that is seen with the liberal party which breeds mistrust. Even being a bleeding heart NFP, there comes a certain point where you start to see people do really dumb things in the name of "good" which dont actually fix anything, but make them feel better. But you cant help but go "You arent actually FIXING anything, but are wasting a ton of money!!!" as you raise your hands in the air. It's like putting duct tape and shiny christmas bows on a dam that is about to burst-it looks shinier. Or painting a broken down car-it looks prettier, but still will break down without notice.
When you see examples of common sense being so avoided-you then see cries of socialism.... and it feels right. as why else would we persist on the face of blatant failure, if not to push an underlying agenda of some sort?
growing up poor, and having many poor folks in my family I see how "helpful" some of the changes are....they are non-impactful....but they look pretty from afar in a shiny castle