The cool thing is we are all entitled to our own view. The weird thing is no one has a monopoly on being right . The sad thing is everyone thinks they are right. I personally lean much more conservative. I believe a person should be actively engaged in taking care of themselves and their family not expecting someone else to do it. So I am far from a socialist mentality. I do concede that their are situations where welfare is needed. I do not think the government is the best at running any program though. Big government is a waste on resources and irresponsible to the nth degree. No one should be given anything without doing something for it though. It is a humbling experience to need help. We have been there but their is an empowerment that comes from earning it even in the very simple ways. I absolutely am scared of what we as a country are doing with the current trend towards socialism as well as a very broken welfare system. It will be interesting to see what comes. One thing for sure no one has a definitive answer but Obama is on the road I think is the most dangerous.