While I agree with your assessment of what people want, your vision is flawed. You have divided regular people along the lines of our idiot politicians and have fallen into a trap.First, how do you achieve the American Dream and what exactly does that entail? Yes it includes hard work. Who will give you get this job at which you will work hard? A democrat? A republican? NO it will be a fellow citizen politics be damned. Will that person be wealthy? Probably, and yes that person is living the dream. He owns a business, he employees others, he makes a product or provides a service to others, has a home that maybe he owns, owns transportation has a family yep living the dream. Can you do all that on a government safety net program? No, you should be railing against the banks and the fed right now. The fed is pushing money into the economy supposedly to supply funds for job creation. Right. The money is being used to boost the stock market and to further enrich the “investor” class. Not jobs. Money for nothing and your chicks….OH you can vilify the rest of us who think that perhaps a budget and spending less than you make is a good idea, but politics and political spending programs do not produce long term high paying jobs (well unless you are a politician). If they did then we would be a full employment today and every person would be living the dream.