I appreciate the appropriate response. Let me be clear here. This isn't an issue of race. I am aware that there are far more "white" people living off the welfare system. That makes sense just off general population. But there are other factors that are not mentioned. Prison. Incarceration. The cost of all this. School being shut down because parents don't send their kids to school. Truancy officers scooping kids up once a semester and forcing them into class for attendance purposes so schools don't completely lose their funding. My issues aren't with the kids. Its with irresponsible adults and parents. Here is a simple concept: If you have a child over the age of 4 and under the age of 16, and they don't attend school 95% of the time, you don't get ANY welfare. There are not enough checks and balances, and people, white or black get trapped in a system that isn't designed to let them out. If they go work at McDonaldss for 9$ per hour they might make JUST enough money to disqualify them from all these programs, and then they will be belly up, not being able to support their families. And you hit the nail on the head with "The Rich".... But just like everyone else in this country, if you look UP, waiting for a trickle down, you are going to die with a sore neck. All I ask for is what I am worth. I want what my efforts and my services are worth, like any other person..... And again, while I agree that a billionare should pay the same 30% I do, I also don't agree with penalize people for success. So, I would be fine with a flat tax rate. Again, my example here has always been health care. This utopian society with universal health care will never happen. It just needs to stay the way it was. If you are in labor and show up at a hospital with no insurance, they WILL deliver your baby. You show up to the ER with a gunshot wound and no way to pay, they WILL fix you up. That is the way it has always been. What is so wrong with that? Forcing 21 year olds to pay hundreds of dollars in penalties, or buy into a system they don't want, I have a BIG problem with that.... This is supposed to be a free country, and if you want to take that gamble, and live the rest of your life in medical debt because you choose to do so, that is on you. The president of the united states should not force a socialized system on anyone.