Obama, Reid and Pelosi need to take a lesson from Fidel Castro. After 50 years of trying to make a socialist/communist country work, he has decided it is a failure. Cuba is in the first step or returning to a capilistic form of gov't. The first step is to lay off 500,000 gov't employees. The U.S. can lay off 10 times that many. These employees produce nothing. Idiots that set up programs for poor people do not understand the mentality of poor people. Think about it. Give an individual what he wants/needs, he must be an idiots to choose to go to work for these benefits. There are a lot of people that do need welfare, but not the able bodied. Unions and gov't regulations keep a lot on the doles. An ex-welfare counselor.