There are some things that remain constant, despite the ebb and flow of popular opinion, and those constant things (in my warped imagination) should receive the support of the population in general. This gets rather broad here, but I think necessities of human existence should be provided for all by all. Education, exposure to the arts, housing, food, fuel, power, telecommunications, water, health care, and police and judicial protection, should be a baseline of human existence in a country as wealthy as the US of A. Life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are impossible if one expends all one's resources acquiring a baseline existence.
Gar. I may have gone a step too far here... I didn't realize I felt this way 'til I wrote it!