Problem and the Flaw is anyone that is working is paying for people on Welfare now and the Social Security System is based on a Pay As You Go System which is why Social Security & Medicare are nothing but Welfare Programs in how they operate since they are based on tax and the Social Security Tax is no different than the Federal Gas Tax that you & everyone pays which all goes into the General Fund at the US Treasury and the SCOTUS confirmed that in 1937 in the case of Helvering v. Davis, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Social Security taxes are not contributions or savings, but simply taxes, and that Social Security benefits are simply a government spending program, no different than, say, farm price supports. Congress and the president may change, reduce, or even eliminate.<quoted text>
My Lord how misleading. According to your article, these "welfare" benefits include Medicare, Social Security, unemployment and school lunches. Just about any kid can get a school lunch.
The income requirement for an average American family (four people) are:
$30,000 for totally free lunch
$43,000 for reduced lunch prices.
When we talk Welfare, we are not using Indy's definition of welfare. I don't consider welfare programs that we paid into our entire lives like Medicare and Social Security. I don't consider unemployment welfare either since our employers pay for unemployment insurance on our behalf which ultimately is deducted from our base pay just line workman's compensation, health insurance, vacation, sick and holiday pay. I don't consider free lunches that cost the government about three or four dollars a week as welfare.
Take those figures out of the picture and then show us how real welfare is divided. 16% of our population is on Medicare alone:
In 2011, 31 million kids were on reduced or free lunches. That's about another 10% of our population:
Another 11 million on unemployment:
Now what do we have left?
Social Security Is Welfare
April 16, 2012 by Don Watkins
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