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.
SS and Medicare are simply federal programs like myriad others created by Congress. It controls those purse strings just like NYC controls the purse strings of public housing.
If NYC has such authority, then Congress also has authority to impose conditions on beneficiaries of its programs.
This site has become gang up on old members.
Get a life. I lived in a welfare town for 18 LONG years and saw it all. The program is rife with fraud and corruption.
Welfare needs to be canned completely, plain and simple.
If they want to eat, let them get a job, just like the rest of us.
And as far as the poor little kiddies, well, they don't feed those kids anyway. They go hungry and I've seen it myself, for 18 long years.
If you want to be a government, nanny stater, bleeding heart liberal, hop on over to DU. You'll find the sympathy there that you're looking for.
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 dont vote for conservatives. They are scared and from the posts Ive read on this forum - they should be.
Yup. If they were suddenly out of money and their bellies were empty, they would be filing for those programs as fast as they could. More than a few FReepers match any DUer when it comes to hatred and cruelty. Only difference is those FReepers brag about what great followers of Jesus they are.