Stupid people voted for all of this. We are hurting badly too. My husband lost his full-time job at the end of 2009, and he is still seeking a similar position. We are finding jobs that give between 15 and 20 hours a week. We are also in the process of losing our home. It would seem that we have exhausted our sympathy for thoughtless voters who put all the same junk back in office. These two-bit politicians are ruining this country and the people in it, and they don't care. Yes, we are not truly "second rate."