The truth is somewhere in between, as usual. There is very little wiggle room
for people who make very little money. I've been there. On the other hand,
it's difficult for people to feel empathy when (as has been noted in the
comments) people claiming poverty have nicer televisions/vehicles/cell phones
than those who aren't currently participating in any government programs.
Responsible people don't mind the existence of government
aid...they simply want that aid to be administered responsibly/efficiently.
There are many who need only a helping hand in times of difficulty. The problem
is managing the program, and being able to identify these people...separate them
from the users/abusers.
You're not paying into social security unless if you have a job, and make
over a certain dollar figure. Yes they tax people with any level of job. But,
if you file your taxes, they return that money and then some.I could
pay my dad $20/month over the year. But, if he buys me food, pays my cell phone
bill, covers my medical. I'm really not paying him $20, he is paying for
The lowest half of Americans do pay social security, unless they are covered by
a government/municipal pension.
Even though Mitt Romney didn't mean what the media and journalists have
said he said, even though on tape, the "is" definition has been
undermined by the pundits and campaign forces of President Obama. I didn't
see President Obama try to say what his involvement was in Benghazi during the
debate with Mitt Romney. The President had his moderator give her meaning and
demean Mitt Romney. The President is a real politician.The problem
with the Bar Tender's video and 47 percent is that those people need to
have the other 53 percent paying their way. Eventually, the 53 percent will
figure out that they have been working long shifts and hard long shifts at that
to pay for the 47 percent's way through life. They just as well move in
with them. No, the 47 percent have public housing paid for them. The real issue for people is that their pay checks were less due to the tax
and premium payments for healthcare. A lot of employees blamed their bosses for
taking out extra deductions when the no-interest for 3 years collection notice
came in 2013 saying "pay-up" to all income producers. Someone has to pay, YOU.
I find that hard to believe, it seems that no matter how you slice it, when the
upper classes catch a cold the lower classes get pneumonia.
If you are low income what spending are you realistically going to cut?
Seriously? Why would you cut back on Food Stamps, WIC, Heating/Electricity
Assistance, Cell Phone, Medicare/Medicaid, subsidized housing along with the
other several thousand programs. When you are given a certain amount each
month, then you spend all of it. Or as some people sell off your food stamps
for pennies on the dollar and then use the money for other addictions or
needs.When tax season comes, they file their taxes and are awarded
Thou$and$ of dollar$ to help "redistribute" the wealth. You'd like
to think they are responsible with this money and use it for all of the needs
they complain about. But, from the several thousand people I've met over my
life. Typically it goes towards an electronic device, gaming station, a vacation
etc. Which is fine, but, then they go right back to claiming poverty. Which
would break my heart if I didn't work 3 jobs at low wages to get ahead and
they barely show up to their full time job.Oh well the brave
"new norm" our president promised us
The reason for that is that low-income families don't have a whole lot of
"wiggle-room" in their budget in the first place.THATS WHY
higher taxes and inflationary pressures effect them much more than higher income
low income families - the Obama kind - don't pay taxes so what do they
care? The more taxes go up the more free stuff they get. The 'new'