So now, I really think they do get some powerful incentives to keep people on the program. You've got to wonder how many people weren't as honest as us and just kept collecting rather than going to the trouble to withdraw.
P.S. I got out of a timeshare agreement too! The pitch was basically "I own a home, we have no need to borrow money. You can't do much to our credit rating even if you do foreclose. So, do you want to be an @$$hole and pay $200 or more to put in for a foreclosure? Or, do you want to accept our offer to deed it back to you?"
We WERE in CA. Sold the House a couple of Months ago and are in MS for a while my Wife tends to her Elderly Mother.
My Wife’s Sisters and Husbands moved here years ago to Semi Retire, but they both ended up working. My M-I-L came with them but now her Health has deteriorated so my Wife has become her Primary Caregiver. Just moved her into Hospice.
Not sure were we will finally end up. My Wife isn’t a fan of the Southern Climate being a CA Girl born and raised. Her Sisters living here adapted and love the Lifestyle.
As far as these Government Programs go, what is the incentive to reduce or eliminate them? It’s the same as the Race Baiter Industry. Busy work for Government Employees and Busy Work for Bigots. Follow the Money.
Thee is a reason that Washington D.C. (Democrat Cesspool) is surrounded by the Richest ZIP Codes in the Country. They produce absolutely nothing but they consume Billions in Taxpayer Funded Dollars.