It is proven that education (to borrow a line from "The West Wing") is the silver bullet to crime, poverty prevention, and having an active and well informed electorate. As a nation, we project a very powerful outward appearance to the rest of the world, but little do most of them realize, the Gilded Age is still upon us when it comes to finding a quality education. In my opinion, I would rather see the government invest in the future of Americans by supporting college or trade school level educations rather than subsidizing Social Security. Having a college education almost guarantees that at some point in your life you will have a job in your field. Having these career styled jobs help to ensure the best possible future for you as an individual. So yes, the system needs work!