Thanks for your kind words Madie. I joined a progressive weblist a few years back when the first stimulus was taking shape trying to remind those who influence the deciders of where the money was spent to please don't forget the disabled. I was very disappointed in the outcome of what went to the disabled in all the 900 billion. I was just losing my healthcare when that was all happening and they even put in a provision to pay for something like 15 months of a family's COBRA cost, to me about $15,000 for that period and of course the way it worked out only the recently unemployed qualified. I had not been recently disabled but had just lost my family coverage and felt I was in a very similar spot as the recently unemployed (though not of sound body) yet they didn't even think of that scenario (which didn't surprise me). It just further stiffened my resolve that government is no good at picking winners and losers and they aren't fair allocators. My cynical view is both parties have their core they try to lavish on. To the party in power I wasn't a fireman or a teacher and the stimulus bill wasn't going to help me one bit. Boy is it ever harder and harder to stay lower middle class. Peace I should mention about connecting the COBRA unemployed to my situation and the stimulus bill, the way Lucent dropped it's disabled (Lucent at the time was a company of about 150,000) was the government made them COBRA us, we were not allowed to be dropped outright. I was sitting there with my COBRA papers looking at the $1,100 which was to be paid monthly by me for a year before I would have no family medical insurance and the stimulus bill came out and covered the recently unemployed for 15 months. That got me mad that I had the same papers as the unemployed, the COBRA notifications, their's was paid for mine wasn't. I'm sure if they thought about it they would have included the small number of disabled people who at that moment had had their medical insurance dropped but the point is of course they didn't think about it. That seeing all the flavors of situations didn't occur to them.