sledjockey, I understand completely. When I turned 15 my mother pulled me aside and told me I was old enough to pay my own way and that I should get a job. Two days later I had a job scrubbing pots after school in a corporate cafeteria. I worked there every day until I went off to college and during college worked in the cafeteria during the school year and then the crappiest jobs that paid the most in the summers. I had a bed to sleep in and food to eat but otherwise I was on my own for everything else from 15 on. I got myself through college and also an MBA, bought homes, raised kids, and here I am. I fail to understand how people who don’t even finish high school are somehow considered victims and entitled to life on the dole.