As one of the first Boomers (1/3/46) and mother of one of the last (12/15/64), I can assure you neither of us has neglected to provide for ourselves or our families without government handouts. I do support, as does my son, the reform of social giveaway programs to make them what they were meant to be -- safety nets for those fallen on hard times. These programs should not perpetually support my generation or those who follow. It should protect those who swallowed the government koolaid of "social security," but reasonably, not frivolously. It should not support a welfare state for the able-bodied who choose not to work.