BWA HA HA HA HA!!! Damn, that's good... Oh wait, you were being serious. Yep. Been there, done that. Small percentage? Ever worked/lived in any major innercity in America? Social give away programs have done more damage to the American family than anything else I can think of. I've been into housing projects filled with thousands of 3rd and 4th generation welfare recepiants who've never worked a day in their life. Dead bodies could lay in the gutter for days. Police wouldn't enter unless they were in groups of six or more. The only people who lived there who had ambition were the drug dealers. So yes, I've lived in a few different places. Thanks. Give away and entitlement programs run contrary to human nature. They are a foul soul sucking disease. Most countries that have rampant disease problems suffer from a corrupt and bloated government. And whoa, wait a second, the most disease ridden countries on the planet usually have massive health/food/sanitation give away programs from other nations. Sadly, like most soul sucking give away programs these things usually cause the opposite result. Kind of like all of our food shipments putting all of the Ethiopian farmers out of business. How many countries have an infrastructure that is not accesable to the general public? You seem to be the world traveler, but off the top of my head, I'm having a hard time thinking of that one that fits. Yep, public school makes people smart. Before public schooling, everyone everywhere was an illiterate buffoon. Interesting, how as a college graduate of above average intelligence I was barely able to pass an 8th grade graduation exam from 1776. And before you open your yap and complain about something you don't know anything about, perhaps you should travel to a country that has all of the freebies you could ever want. As you stand in the ashes of some collapsed Soviet client state you can lecture us about the benevolent goodness of a government that has the ability to steal from some, crush the human soul, and hand out whatever it wants. Or you could just head down to the projects. They're closer.