In a modern society where technology is both destroying the middle class and creating great efficiency and wealth the idea that the social safety net should be abandoned instead of expanded is insane. Now does that mean we install a national health scheme that's irrationally conceived and executed? The Republicans would have done everyone a favor by supporting a single payer system like Medicare for all rather then being on the side of higher cost for everyone with payoffs to big business and millions left out in the cold. I see young people today that are completely unprepared to wipe their ass on their own. The Republican answer seems to be to throw them into the deep end of the pool when they are sure to drown. The safety net has to be expanded but the key is how do we do it without bankrupting the country. Getting rid of it is an answer that will make us look like India 20 years ago. The family structure is falling apart. We are going to have to take on that burden through social and government agencies. The future can't be left to some fantasy of 50's values that was enforced by good blue collar jobs that no longer exists. Government is here to stay. The question is do those expenditures consistently go to the highest corporate bidder or do they go to the people who are most in need? That's what the opposition should really be about. The Republicans have it ass backwards.