Nobody likes to cut back. It’s not the American way. We are the country that has always blazed new trails, expanded our horizons, improved, invented and innovated our way to a better tomorrow. So the notion of reducing, slowing down, and eliminating is foreign to most of us, especially if we are being forced into this posture. But the impact of the economic crisis is real and will result in loss, pain, and hardship for all age groups. Few will be unaffected.