Everyone is On Welfare
Are You Getting Your Fair Share?
Check one to qualify as a welfare recipient. 
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Social Security
1. You are associated with Social Security (pay or receive) and have/had a family. _____
     Why?
Single people pay the same as those with a family and receive no social security family benefits.   
   
2. You receive Social Security and didn't earn enough income to pay up to the maximum income
    PER YEAR for 35 years.  It's$127,200 for 2017.     _____
     Why?
The system is progressive. Low earners receive a larger investment payback (retirement income)
     than those paying up to the maximum income.
   

3. You married to add to your social security check.
       Why? I could use help on how this works! e-mail antonw@ix.netcom.com

 

 

Company Benefits
4. You receive/received health care and retirement  benefits from an employer that were not taxable income.   _____
    Why? Determining what is taxable income is arbitrary.

5. Y
ou have a bachelor's degree or less and work for the Federal Government.  ______
    Why?
Federal employees with a HS degree or less earn 36% more in wages and fringe benefits than their private contemporaries
                doing comparable work. Those with a bachelor's degree earn 15% more. Professional degree holders earn 18% less. Source


6. You work/worked for a nonprofit organization receiving tax concessions: educational, religious, charitable. fraternal, trade associations, labor organizations ...     ____
    Why? Organization can afford to pay you more in salary/benefits.
    While working foe a private college I had plenty with the maximum reaching a $10000 expense account, a $6,500 car account,
    100% health/dental, and a 10% non matching contribution to retirement. Plus they matched SS and Medicare payments. All not taxable income. _____

7. As an employee of a college your family receives free tuition that is nontaxable income
    Why? One place I worked had an employee send two children to Syracuse where they received $160,000 at today's rates as a discount/ None was taxed.
    A teacher received a free law degree and another a free MBA. No tax.
    Editor's Note: I got a second BS as an employee for a college and paid zero tuition and it was not taxable income.


    Editors Note: Health benefits became an exclusion form taxable income to avoid wage and price controls during WW2.  
Source

    Editor's Note: I exclude things like corporate welfare and ...
                               The comparison can go on and on but seesaws are for children!         
                Source   http://www.textbooksfree.org/Everyone%20Is%20On%20Welfare%20Print.htm\

 

Societal Benefits
8. You purchased for value from a nonprofit organization: educational, religious, charitable. Fraternal, trade associations, labor organizations ...     ______
     Why? Organization's product is considered valuable and they are excused from contributing to society's general well-being.
     Editor's Note: Federal aid reduced the cost of the degrees I earned from three private colleges.

9. You/your family are not covered by health insurance      ______
     Why?
You have the security of knowing society will pay when sickness occurs. Just go to the hospital.

10. Take/took interest paid on a home as a tax deduction.     _____
       Why? This tax deductions is arbitrary.
       Editor's Note: The 1913 deduction was to help business and the rich as average people, mainly farmers who
       could afford a home paid cash, had no mortgage, no deduction.
Source

11. You have/had many children and don't pay a lot of property taxes.     _____
    Why?
State and local taxes are base on property values not number of children and
                those with few or no children don't need many of the benefits provided.
    Editor's Note: I paid a lot of property taxes in NH and had no children, was not connected to town water or sewer and
    was last to receive snow removal.

12. You receive Medicare, SNAP, SSI, TANF and many other major federal, state, and local safety net program benefits.
     Why? Society has decided these are necessary regardless of contributions to the system.
     Commentary: Maybe, just maybe, we as a nation are getting a little spoiled, maybe even greedy when judging
     how our government gets involved with our lives.

 

 Readings:

How McDonald's and Wal-mart became welfare-queens