Actually both Medicare and Social Security should not be counted with welfare programs. With both Medicare and SS people must pay taxes into those programs for a minimum of 10 years to qualify to receive them. Medicare, after paying FICA taxes in all their working lives, then people still have to pay $100 per month each or more depending on their income for their Medicare premium (automatically [NO CHOICE] deducted from the SS check), and they have to pay a $150 Doctor deductible, a $1100 hospital deductible per 60 day benefit period and they have to pay 20% of Doctor charges with no limit. HARDLY a free program.
Originally Posted by hiimjered
Social security, again a working lifetime [minimum 10 years] of paying FICA taxes in to SS. Then benefits are proportional to the amount paid in. If little was paid in, little is paid out. For those who paid in the max and thus receive the max benefit, up to 85% of that SS benefit is taxable as regular income. Again HARDLY a giveaway program.
Welfare, food stamps, Medicaid are all different type programs. To qualify for them you need to contribute nothing. You just need to be a non-productive, freeloading loser.
Last edited by Dan40; Jul 02 2012 at 07:48 AM.
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LIBERALISM,,the new front name for,,,COMMUNISM
TWO people spending ONE person's money, DOES NOT improve the economy!
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