Bob, I believe you are a fire and safety employee, hardly a member of the cohort accompanying transfer payments. Public safety employees provide a necessary and valuable service. Unfortunately, the cohort to which I refer all too often fails to do so, but then, your role is a proper one for government involvement. Many, if not most, government functions today are improper exercises of power, producing on balance a worsening of our society. The resources devoted to them come from you and me, and those resources could be much better employed.