TBL- While I would never, ever wish for it I agree entirely. We will never see real change in this country so long as 90% of the people are fat, dumb and happy. What I find most interesting about the control aspect is that Regean simplified the tax code in an attempt to allow people to have more control over their lives and Clinton brought it roaring right back. You can always tell how well an administration supports individual freedom by their tax policy yet we discuss it so little other than in the terms of ''What's in it for me?''. Can you imagine if the government allowed a deduction for say self defense weapons? Everyone would be talking about what kind of toy they would buy and not the huge policy shift.