Huh? Don’t like the number? Fine. Think it’s excessive? Ok. But who do you think should pay for these folks who made poor decisions and don’t have $500 in the bank?
Did they have iPhones? Eat at restaurants? Buy a low mpg high priced truck? Do other “wasteful” things? One has to know their limitations based upon income and life costs. Don’t mean to sound harsh, but there are mathematical realities to things. I’m not Ebeneezer Scrooge (are there no work houses?), but there is a practical reality to in vs out, and debt.
Some folks may have gotten the short end of the stick. Medical bills, issues (not self induced) that limited their earning potential. But 50% or whatever the figure is, encompasses a LOT of functional Americans. And the next 25-45% probably aren’t a lot better off either.
It doesn't matter what or who I think should pay
. I can tell you who is going to pay.....
You and I, along with everyone else. The exact same way we pay now, and have been paying all along. That, along with the governments indiscriminate printing of money.
Who do you think pays when someone goes into the emergency room with no health insurance? Who pays when a broke woman with no education or job has 10 children with 10 different fathers?
Who do you think pays for all of these millions
of illegal invaders, who illegally cross our southern border every year, with nothing but the clothes on their backs? And I could go on and on.
people in this country are broke because they have no financial discipline, and they want and buy everything they see. Sure, there are a few who fall on hard times and can't work. But there are far more who simply waste 100% of every paycheck they receive for their lifetime of work.
And much like the people I linked to, it doesn't matter how much they earn. Because it's not what you make. It's what you do with it after you make it.
My point is, this is a hard truth in this country. And it's going to get a lot worse, before it gets any better..... If it ever does. At present we are going 100 MPH down a dead end economic road. And when we get to the end, there is going to be one hell of a wreck.