Sorry Mitt, ignoring the poor because they have a "safety net" is short sighted. Regardless of what Republicans say, helping the American Middle Class is NOT socialism. It's "patriotism". The rich are not our "overseers" nor should they be. Corporations should not run the country. The fact that we have laws and regulations are things that set us apart from other countries. Laws and regulations help us, not hold us down. A country's strength has always depended on an educated, well informed and prosperous middle class. Our country is special because we vote our government into office. They can be voted out of office. The government is not some secret cabal of hidden over lords who secretly control our lives and want to put us into slavery. In fact, if you look at the last few years, the really dangerous are those who want to legislate civil rights and force us to follow their religion. They are the people who work against an educated America. They are those who want to turn the country over to corporations or make it a kind of religious Taliban. If the middle class votes their own self interest, who will win the election?