And maybe we should ask ourselves why are there so many poor? Has the "war on poverty" been a total failure? It has because it has exacerbated the problem instead of eradicating it! A safety net is not one that should be wallowed in for generations...which it is for some! You liberals should start a voluntary program--adopt a poor person, and you can sponsor that person. Pay for all they need etc. If you don't like that idea--why not?