Sure as hell sounds like the Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister is planting the seed. Spend your money or possibly face the alternative. Take a listen:
People are “saving too much”, and that ain’t right, apparently. No wonder they went for a full on gun grab of the most effective weapons recently, as I’m sure people will be pissed if their money is seized by the government. Don’t be surprised if it happens/idea is floated again in the US eventually.