As I suspected, we are closer in opinion than it appeared at first blush. Low hanging fruit is the easy target and for me that means a full on assault regarding welfare of any kind for illegal immigrants. Fraud is so easily perpetrated and is on such a wide scale that I believe the government has literally thrown it's hands up i.e. pursuing amnesty instead of prosecution and deportation. Of course any effort that makes progress is immediately labeled as racist and unfair. Boo effing hoo. We need to stem the tide of outsourcing in both critical and production fields. Speaking to Pakistan to resolve issues with a PC is stupid. Chinese products suck in terms of quality and safety. University education is becoming increasingly unaffordable for many so why don't we put more investment into occupational education? Everyone can't and shouldn't be a doctor or CEO. If we could provide basic improvement in communication and service skills, outsourcing wouldn't be killing our workforce. I mention that sector because it is specific to women. Almost my entire professional career is based in the CRM/service sector and my thesis was focused on gender ability as it relates to service delivery. Women do THAT job better than men. I do agree with finding a balance. I can't support the total platform of either major party and the stalemates are hurting everyone. I guess the biggest difficulty is tackling the psychological and social aspects of change and dependence. I have no plan.