For the same reason they feel the Bern.
EVERYONE KNOWS that money grows on trees. So we'll just have the government go out and grab some for each of us.
Or print some up.
If everyone made a million dollars a year, would a million dollars be anything special? Obviously not...staples and essentials would cost hundreds of thousands. Money charged for a product is to pay for the work creating it or delivering it.
And if everyone has a thousand dollars a month, it's going to take **EXTRA** incentive to get someone to get off their duff to actually DO something.
Beyond which...MONEY is not WEALTH. As Wiemar Germany and present-day Zimbabwe should tell us. As Venezuela is learning. Money is just a unit of temporary wealth STORAGE - unless egghead politicians get hold of it and completely debase it, as they are doing now and want to do more of with this.