As far as the neighbor with the handicapped kid, where do you think the kid will work as things are now? If she can't work then she can't work no matter the system. I know in a free market her parents would have a much better chance of taking care of her since any special goods or services she needs would be more abundant and affordable. There are charities to help people with disabilities. You don't need a government to seize money at gunpoint to help people. It is hard for me to fathom how people don't call the "liberals" heartless.