If you receive SS and Medicare, then the government is paying for your retirement.
And since you are relying on the government for your survival, then you have given them the right to run your life and tell you what to do.
Are you willing to say the same about SS and Medicare?
The difference is that people have paid into SS and Medicare - the government isn’t giving them anything they haven’t contributed to. The government gives a very poor return on the money put into these programs - where has the rest gone?
And people who have lost their jobs and now receiving food stamps have also paid into that program when they didn’t need it.
Such judgmental people on here - there might come a time when some of you who sit in your ivory towers and throw stones will find yourself in the same boat. No wonder people who are having a hard time don’t vote for conservatives. They are scared and from the posts I’ve read on this forum - they should be.
I worked for many years and paid into programs for others to receive food stamps and yet I didn’t mind. My taxes also support public housing, abortions and grants to study the mating habits of praying mantis’s. Yet, more people harp on food stamps than anything else. Just because you may see someone driving an expensive car when they leave the grocery doesn’t mean they didn’t have that car before they lost their job.
For which you paid all your working life, and the government pissed away the funds in wasteful spending.
To throw a little wood on the fire, all women who are getting ANY government money, Pell grants, section 8, WICS EBTS, small business loans, etc, should be required to get abortions if they get pregnant, or lose the benefits they already get!
If they could afford a child, then they obviously don’t need government aid.
To get a military ID card or dependent card, you have to be fingerprinted.
To work as a nurse at a hospital or assisted care facility, you have to be fingerprinted.
To be in the military, you have to be fingerprinted (and submit a DNA sample as well).
To work as a teacher or a teacher's aid at a school (in most states), you have to be fingerprinted.
I hate the whole thing, as we are marching at warp speed to the Mark of the Beast. But that WILL happen, it isn't fiction. God's Word tells us that we all will be under control of a worldwide system, where we cannot even buy, sell, or do any financial transaction without the mark.
“If you receive SS and Medicare, then the government is paying for your retirement.”
Really? I’ve been contributing from my paychecks for over 25 years for these, and will have to contribute for another 25 to collect. I’ve been paying for my SS/Medicare (and that of many others that haven’t paid anything for generations, if ever).
The difference is that both of those are forced programs. Welfare isn't.