[QUOTE=long island leprechaun;4006356]I don't know. When I suggested directing some budget savings from cut programs to help people who were in crisis from losing their jobs, several of our empathic conservatives jumped down my throat like I was inviting communists to the CIA archive. I think you will find that there are a good number of people out there who have comforted themselves with the idea that selfishness is a virtue and that in the great Darwinian game, they will be the alphas. It would be interesting to see that illusion tested in reality, not a website.[/QUOTE]
How do you define "in crisis"? Were they in danger of losing their home? Their car? That's a far cry from not being able to put bread on the table.
I don't have much sympathy for people who don't know how to live within their means, and find themselves "in crisis" as soon as they don't have the funds they are used to. Unfortunately, this is exactly who much of the $$ goes to.