I think your approach to analyzing the situation is cockeyed and should be ignored ~ particularly by you.
You didn't ask but I'll tell you anyway. What I think is cockeyed is making an absurd declarative statement, putting the word 'So' in front of it and a question mark at the end of it and pretending it's a question.
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.....
of course they aren’t scum-I did NOT mean to infer that
all SSecurity and medicare and unemployment recipients deserve their money-they paid into it!
if it comes down to taking care of your own take all you can get-ethics be damned-you are right
but if you come here or were here all your life and contribute nothing and never did, why should we pay for you?
why should we keep paying out and getting nothing back
“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?