Let me liven up the message board. I believe we have a problem in the US with selective socialism. In true socialist European countries, most everyone benefits in some way and no one feels like the govt is picking winners and losers. Nobody has too big a gripe because there is mass benefit. But here in the US we do it poorly and selectively. Let me show some examples.
Make a bad investment in a home stop making payments-get loan mods and principle reductions.
Car debt, renters, credit card debt, medical debts-nothing
Student Loans-go to expensive school and borrow money with no idea of repayment. Watch the coming big push for loan forgiveness!
People or parents who scrimped and saved and paid for college and paid their student loans-SUCKERS!
Corporate Welfare-self explanatory
Vet preferences and affirmative action for job seekers-good for them.
Unemployed white male over 50-no soup for you!
This selective socialism creates resentment among the govt picked losers and a sense of entitlement for the winners. People who played by the rules justifiably resent those who don't and pay no penalty. If Obama loses, it will be because of his selective socialism and the resentment he created.