I'm sorry to hear about your situation and agree that ALL the politicians pretty much are looking out for themselves. I posted an outsourcing versus insourcing post around here sometime ago. There are more jobs leaving than coming in right now but the leftists want to only talk about the jobs leaving without mentioning the insourcing. Nothing is ever perfect though, we don't live in a perfect world. Health care is still a problem in this country that no one has fixed but i'm not sure if there is a way to fix it. No matter what plan comes up all the hard working people would have to pay for it probably the middle class once again. I am also a business owner here in Colorado,We finally got health insurance for our family after not having it for 2 years. I will also say that I bet there are jobs around, maybe jobs no one wants to do but I would argue that people now days would rather be unemployed and get by versus bagging groceries or working fast food. I would argue that its easier getting a job if you already have one versus being unemployed and trying to find one. I've done all of these things in tough times that I've been through in my life. When times are good not everyone has it good at that time and the same applies for the other flip of the coin. I don't agree that Bush is profitting on this war so I don't know what U mean and what does the elderly with medicare in Iraq have anything to do with elderly in the US?