Over the next few months, there will be a lot of debate in Washington, D.C., about the nation's spending. Few people want to cut programs such as defense spending, and there isn't much money in other agencies. The big money and the big debates involve entitlements, from Social Security and Medicare to welfare. Is there really a problem between the "takers" and the "makers" in the United States? Is there really the problem of a "welfare society"?Send no more than 150 words plus name, home address and daytime telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Wednesday, publication next Monday.