There has been a lot of posts lately about public assistance (food stamps, medicaid, etc). I have been coming across several articles lately about these entitlement programs and changes that may be coming to them. Republicans want to end and or decrease the size of the programs and "end the age of entitlement". Democrats see people on public assistance as vulnerable and state that they need support. Democrats also say that many of these programs help feed and support children who would otherwise go hungry. Ultimately with the deficit, changes will have to be made to the programs. Republicans want just cuts (I base this off of the articles I have read) and democrats want to raise taxes on the wealthy to help support these programs. If you could make the decision, what would you do? Would you cut the programs? Increase taxes? Or do a little of both and why. Ultimately the money comes from YOU the tax payer, so what would you do? Do you think we are living in an age of entitlement? Or do these programs really benefit the needy. Lets have a thought provoking and respectful (if that is possible) discussion!