The problem in our country and with it's worsening economy is that this liberal; Bleeding-heart group of politicians continue to allow illegal aliens to live and work here, and in turn these individuals not only take jobs from Americans [causing the unemployed and underemployed to depend on the government for assistance to live], the illegal's are entitled to free medical care [something Americans pay for with ever increasing fees/co pays and pays and inflated premiums], food stamps [our taxes pay this] and their children attend our schools [making the cost to run schools more than it would be without all the illegal's and their special needs, such as language requirements]. The solution to this problem is more difficult than raising taxes, or cutting programs. The hard pill to swallow is that ALL illegal aliens need to be deported, no matter what the case, and made to go to the beginning of the line, and start the process like everyone of our family members did centuries ago. If it was good enough for my great grandparents [to follow the law and assimilate], it won't hurt the illegal's that are here now, over taxing the system supported by the taxes of hard-working Americans, like you and I! * Please do not view or think of me as a racist. Contrary to what the above me appear to be, I am very much into social issues having volunteered [more than twenty years now] with local school districts teaching English to aliens and assisting them with getting the help they need to survive in this country. I am only making the above statement out of what I've seen, and what I believe has to be done to reign in the run-away economy before we all sink like Greece and other Eurporeon nations now experiencing bankruptcy and financial ruin.