just to add another controversial issue to the forum...I am wondering how everyone feels about a universal health care policy which would guarantee all Americans "free" health care. I am of the persuasion that it is the government?s duty to maintain its people and health care - along with education, etc.- is among those responsibilities. I am an American studying in Canada, so I have some experience with the down-side of a health care system like Canada's, such as long waits for surgeries and higher taxes. However, a system in which wealthy people can buy health care while the poor wait at understaffed, under-funded clinics for (often) second-rate medical attention is inherently wrong. I, for one, would rather my tax dollars go to a more egalitarian health care system than to building more bombers for Dubya. Any thoughts?