Wow, Zen, I know just how you feel. We should just open up the government coffers and throw some money at this employment problem. That will fix it. Darned Republicans anyway, having no sympathy for the poor. The Dems -- ah, there's the real feel-gooders! They're the ones who really care. I mean, we've all seen it work so many times in this country -- just spend MORE government money, right? That always works. And, besides, you can sit at home and really feel good about how your tax dollars are spent! Ever hear of the War on Poverty? LBJ's Great Society? Landmarks in Dem history, and did it ever create jobs and beautiful neighborhoods!!!