While all of you who voted for Obama are so proud that he won, many because our country elected our first black president, stop and consider, based strictly on his credentials and what he actually said, would he have even gotten as much as a second glance from most of you had he not been black? I am not against a black president - green, purple or polka dotted for that matter. I just don't believe that our government was created to be the end all, provide all, solve all mega organization that this president elect seems to want it to be. When you take away a people's need and desire to work and provide for themselves, what do you have left? When people are provided something for nothing, they take advantage. That is one of the basic, glaring problems with most state sponsored insurance programs and with welfare in general. If someone knows that if they so much as stub a toe and they can go to the ER and not have to pay a single dime, why would they not? And, they do. That is also one of the main reasons insurance costs have risen. Again, you can't just keep giving people something for nothing. We need to be a country of people who work to solve their own problems and make things better, not just sit around and wait for the government to "make it all better".