I pay 34% of my income in federal and state taxes as well as for Social Security and Medicare (that I will likely never have benefit of when I am old enough to retire). I know we'd be in better shape and less deficit (assuming government doesn't decide to spend it all) if more people actually paid taxes in. Nearly half do not pay any taxes at all and the majority of them receive public assistance (welfare, foid stamps, subsidized housing, free medical care). We have a huge percentage that do not contribute to society, but take from it instead. In my view, that is completely wrong and we should not be trying to provide even more in subsidized services until they fix the disparity in taxes (make everyone pay and contribute, not just some) and how services are distributed. We also have a major problem with illegals here taking a ton of taxpayer money in terms receiving health care, other living assistance, and also money on prisons from crimes they have committed. This problem needs fixing as well. It's all fine and good to say we should have universal health care, but it is entirely another to try to implement it when there are things that need to be dealt with before it could even be implemented.