If we can somehow get Obama out and win the Senate, we must, MUST, M*U*S*T starting cutting back on government benefits. If we don’t, the takers will vote to take our money and give it to them.
Get the government out of the way of job creation and people will take care of themselves. Without jobs cutting back on food stamps, for example, will give you food lines at soup kitchens ~ which, I suppose, is probably efficient in its own way for distributing available stores, but it’s kind of third worldish.
It irks my husband and myself that people who shack up apparently don't have the income and lodging of their lover considered to lessen the benefit amount. Some around my area live in very nice homes and that "extra income" buys them the latest movies, music, restaurants, etc. A revamp needs to be done and reality needs to set in for those using the system as a source of "play money."
Also, like OSHA, those on disability should be monitored for abuse of that claim. Some who claim not to be able to sit for jury duty are riding around for hours on garden tractors and ATVs. I suspect the abuse is HUGE since I hear a simple telephone call questioning them is all the "proof" government needs to substantiate the recipient is being "truthful."