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Tell the old folks you know who are ashamed to send back their social security checks and stop filing for medicare. When they do that I will become a believer. Otherwise they just have their hand out like everyone else.
"Tell the old folks you know who are ashamed to send back their social security checks and stop filing for medicare."
"Otherwise they just have their hand out like everyone else"
The difference is they paid their share out of their own pocket. It is a not so subtle difference that is obviously lost on you.
"The difference is they paid their share out of their own pocket."
No. The difference is they're old. When they were young many many more of them took advantage of a much more robust social safety net than young people experience now. But in the course of their lives they contributed--just as young people who use the safety net will today.
You pretend this is a class war to make yourself feel better. But this is a generational war. The boomers stealing from their children and grandchildren, and using the government to do it.
Young people have a right to be angry and to ask you to pay for your stuff.
If the old people are 75 or older they paid about 30% of what they are taking EVEN if you allow for compounding of their contributions.
I do not begrudge them their checks. My Mom is 92 and lives in her own house, etc. However for the old people to #$%$ about others trying to have a quality of life as provided by Obamacare is just hypocritical. " I got mine and f*** everyone else " is a sad commentary for this country.
As one of those getting a SS check, I will start sending back the return of my SS taxes when those collecting while not paying any taxes or working start working for their care and well being...oh wait, they can't...there are no jobs for them to apply for, plus they have few if any marketable skills to be paid for.
I guess I am not eloquent enough to make my real point. When the Oldtimers all die off, the struggle to achieve a "living status" through hard work will have no spokesman. I feel that the Democrats don't want to let their minions know that you have to work to survive, not just kick back and draw cash, vouchers and checks. Once you are on the "Dole",you are forever on the dole, and that is a travesty to anybody who works for a living. Take a look at what is happening in Greece. That is our blueprint to avoid. Even the oldtime Greeks are rolling over in their graves.
"Once you are on the "Dole",you are forever on the dole"
Absolutely false. There are work requirements for all safety net programs and lifetime limits. The average length of time that a person receives food stamps is nine months.
The idea of cradle to the grave welfare is a lie--part of the class war waged by Republicans on working people.