While I am certainly not an ultra conservative or even a conservative, you do understand that none of the things that you are for are going to happen in the current atmosphere in the US government. So it would be better to find some things more towards the middle of the political spectrum that might even stand a chance of happening. The one thing that is at least somewhat more hopeful is that it would seem that many economists now believe that the American economy is going to improve enough that the deficits are going to continue to decrease, and then at least some of these things might become more possible. I know that I will be castigated by some on here for even being that hopeful, but I was born an optimistic American, and I intend to stay that way!!