Sorry, minor rant here. I'm getting tired of the expression "income equality". While I don't doubt there is a disparity of income levels, there is also what I call "effort inequality". As an example, my wife and I both bust our asses in our careers. We both got an education on our own dime (in my case working through school, in hers that and loans which we paid off). We've never availed our self of any aid programs, nor would I ever want to be dependent upon one. She works normal hours, but I work six days a week and often long days at that. I'm on call 24/7/365 in my IT position. Am I complaining? Nope not for a second. We make a good living and provide well for our children. One of the many things I love about this country is if someone puts in the effort, he or she can do well. This is not the case in a lot of places I've been to and/or have family there. That said, should our income be higher than someone who drops out of high school, doesn't work at all, smokes weed all day long, and produces the next generation of children that, well, do just that? According to some on the Left they should be rewarded for their behavior. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for a social safety net. I am down with job training, educational programs, and anything that helps folks succeeded in this hyper competitive economy. If anything, we should be doing more to get people fast tracked. But paying for them to be nothing but a drain on resources is asinine. Alright, end rant. It was a long week. Longer than normal.