I recall one or two libertarians...or conservatives (one won't admit to being either one) admitting they took government subsidized student loans, admitting they got back more tax money than they paid in, admitted that as kids they lived off of disability social security from a parents death, admitted they got free lunch because they qualified for it...and various other benefits and it got me wondering. What government programs have you benefited from? Here's my list, as far as I recall. 6 years of public school. Clean water. Uncontaminated food. 4 years publicly funded school buses. Military protection. Clear roads. $250 from FEMA for hurricane damage. Federally underwritten flood insurance. 4 years of publicly funded school for each of two kids. 1 year of bus services for 1 kid. Scholarship for 1 kid underwritten by the state.