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intercst writes...

Actually we're all "living off of others".

The business man who needs roads to get his product to the consumer, or qualified employees who were educated in the public schools and colleges is "living off" the taxpayers who funded the roads and built the schools.

This activity, and hundreds of other such activities, are designed to generate increase business activity and from this, increase tax and use revenues ===> increased public capital expenditure. Not terribly efficient, but effective.

Military members and retirees are "living off" the taxpayers who've funded a military/industrial complex that's more expensive than the next 7 highest spending countries, combined!

Yes, this is a cost of our freedom. Where would we and the allies for whom we provide much of their security, be today as a nation if this were not provided

If you're over 65 and on Medicare, your FICA contributions over the years cover only a fraction of the $14,000 per year spent on the average beneficiary.

A fraction? Hmmmm. Medicare A is fully funded, at least until 2034 (or thereabouts) from the Part A Trust fund. Part B is at least 25% funded by its users, although I suspect this is going up. What I paid/pay is much more than a 'fraction'.

In the case of Obamacare, the internet (invented by Gov't funded DARPA) has provided middle-class people with enough information to do the kind of tax planning once reserved for the robber barons and hedge fund operators.

Ahhh, the power of rationalizing. They got it, so now its my turn! Sounds good! How about some welfare planning. It sounds like you might qualify. Wring as much out of the system as you can.

I'm glad I'm finally getting a seat the gravy train. <LOL>

I wish you well. Sounds like you've earned it!

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