Sorry, I'm just really struggling to understand this mentality. Throughout our working lives we will pay into numerous programs that we will never use or take advantage of. So why is it that so many feel entitled with social security? Yes, we pay into it. But why take something that you don't need? I'm not going to use food stamps if I don't need to, I'm not going to use TANF or medicaid if I don't need to.
I guess I just don't get it. I was always told to only take what you need when I was a kid and I have kept that mentality.
Answer by SuperrMommyy at 10:17 AM on Sep. 9, 2010
Answer by meliscool72 at 10:18 AM on Sep. 9, 2010
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Answer by Scuba at 10:22 AM on Sep. 9, 2010
Why take something if you don't need it... like Social Security?
you could apply this to your government. studies have shown it can run on just 8% Federal Tax. But they keep taking don't they?
If the law allows a person to qualify and get what they paid into, it is none of your business what they do with what is legally theirs. Why is it ok for citizens to live by that creed, but not the people who are supposed to represent us?
Answer by jewjewbee at 10:23 AM on Sep. 9, 2010
You probably will need it by the time you retire. Right now you are healthy thank goodness but by the time you reach retirement age, you will most likely be on some form of medication(s). There is a cap that Medicare puts on prescription coverage and most older people I know, including my parents are past that cap & need to pay over $1,000 per month just for their medications. If it wasn't for Social Security many elderly people would be living on the streets without the medications they would need. So eventually, we will all need it. Ask some retired people their opinions. I live in an affluent area and there isn't one older person here that is not thankful for their social security money.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 10:23 AM on Sep. 9, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 10:27 AM on Sep. 9, 2010
Answer by salexander at 10:28 AM on Sep. 9, 2010
The pretense of SS is not a program to be used IF you need it but rather WHEN you reach an age that working is no longer appropriate- It was designed as a pension program funded by $$$$ from your own labor. Who would not draw money from their own pension account, from money supplied from their earnings?
Answer by Sisteract at 10:30 AM on Sep. 9, 2010
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