“So, a family takes care of grandpa and now they are scum in your eyes because grandpa gets Social Security? (pssst, most of us on FR think it’s acceptable for families to take care of their own).”
Yeah, and that means not doing social security and actually, “looking after your own”, not getting the state to look after your own for you.
Just lost my grandmother. My aunt and my mother spent 3 years looking after her after my father died. We put her in an assisted living facility after she fell and got sick. Looked after her.
NO SOCIAL ASSISTANCE, whatsoever. Why are we paying for your family?
That would be all well and good, if the government would let us decide not to "do" Social Security. Unfortunately, I haven't had that choice for the last 40+ years that they have been taking my money for it. If wanting to get some of that back before the system goes broke makes me scum in your opinion, I really don't give a damn.
The gub’mnt doesn’t give folks a choice. When it comes to Social Security the recipients actually think they paid for it. Technically they are wrong of course, but why should I tolerate zoning for another assisted care facility ~ keep those ol’folks at home in bed upstairs eh!
We’ll see how you do when Mom throws you out of her basement.