Surely oppression maketh a wise man mad; and a gift destroyeth the heart.
A wise man sees and understands when he is being oppressed and it makes him mad. A foolish man, however, probably doesn't even realize the oppression. The act of oppression could be "hidden" in the form of a gift. The gift keeps the foolish from seeing the oppression and trying to get out from under it.
Is it just me or do others see this being played out in America with the increasing socialist programs?