[}:)] No, No, Sandman makes at least one valid point. I agree we spend money on Third World countries but the corrupt politicians and crooks over there steal the money and it doesn't get to the people who need it. But, whos fault is that ? Certainly not "bleeding heart Liberals". Yes, I have made very good money after college but it's not up to me to pay for anyone elses' way - isn't that your position too, Sandman ? I think what everyone else is saying, EXCEPT YOU, is that as Americans we should have some level of compassion and empathy for people who truly need assistance. But, I agree about not giving freebies to freeloaders. But, because many of us complain about being screwed by BIG OIL companies that doesn't make us lip service providers or bleeding heart liberals. So, if you will just admit that it's our God Given Right to express an opinion (whine) about the ills of our society, then you're an alright guy. On the other hand, if you insist on lumping anyone and everyone into a category or group opposed to your presumably Republican views, then Missing is absolutely correct !