Your word choice is right out of propaganda MSM lexicon, which has for years been conditioning the playing field for a mega ripoff of SS and Medicare accounts.
'Welfare' terms in this context are
. pejorative because SS and Medicare are more accurately described as Safety Net Programs; since both are called SS Insurance and Medicare Insurance and are pre-paid, PRE-PAID!
Right on, TM ! The MSM has been doing their best to remove the division between paid for services, such as social security and medicare...and the freebies, such as Food stamps, welfare and WIC..
They would like people to believe this...thus ushering otherwise reasonable people into the downward socialist spiral.
Let's look just how serious these socialists are.. Consider Elizabeth Warren, Bernie whats-his-name , or any other big shot socialist. They are each worth several million$$ or more. So why have they not given all away, down at least to the average annual wage?
When I was a platoon sergeant in the Army, I never asked any troop under me to do anything I would not do ! I always felt obliged to expend extra energy, just to set the example.
I try to do the same with my leadership position in my church.. do my best to set an example..
So, why are these big mouth socialists not doing the same? Perhaps when all those socialists set the example, by distributing all their wealth, until they are equal to the average wage earner...some folks may start to hear what they say.
I think they know exactly what most of us know, that you can give $1,000,000 to 3 different people..
#1)After taxes, will give some to charity, invest the rest and live comfortably..
#2) After taxes, will put half in the bank and invest the rest into a hare-brained scheme ..which fails.
#3) grudgingly pays the taxes...then he p****s away the rest, as fast as he can.
In other words your distributed million$ won't make a dimes worth of difference, to the society as a whole. In a couple short years, the THINKING one that was thrifty will be doing fine, the chancy one will be doing passably well, and the 3rd will be back on the street in a year, just as he was found..
No real change.