Government assistance is government assistance - part of the problem is that for everyone “my” assistance is deserved, but everyone else is a parasite.
The other problem is the belief that “I’m just getting back what I paid in.”
Look at the gyrations some people go through here to justify farm subsidies.....
You do realize the pontificators on this particular thread specifically stated that this involves anyone in a household getting government assistance, and if that's going on they are all just slackers.
Please read your nonsense before trying to tell me it's meaningful!
The other problem is the belief that Im just getting back what I paid in.
Ummm...I will very gladly “cash out” my(and my employers) social security payments, with adjustments made to compensate me to an aggregate of A rated growth funds in the stock market over the last 40 years. With that, I’m pretty sure that I could retire right now. Thanks!