Hello Wriskit "Canada and Europe have no problem with social welfare programs. The quality of life is generally nicer there due to the realitive absense of the extreme poverty that is so much more prevelant here." Please tell me about the extreme poverty here. Where did you find it, and how do you find it? If life is better in Canada and Europe, why are their citizens still coming here? Why are not US poor moving to Canada or Europe for better opportunity? I neither Republican nor Democrat. I find political affiliation, and the rabid support it draws to be insane and debasing to the person involved. I support the concept of NO MEANS TESTING on the premise, that I paid for the benifit and I want it delivered as originally pormised, and that includes stopping the double taxation of SS benifits. Have a nice day.