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    Have you every received some form government assistance?

    -Welfare
    -AFDC
    -Medicaid
    -Food stamps/EBT cards
    -Government cheese/government peanut butter
    -Free or reduced school lunches
    -WIC
    -Pell grant
    -Cash for clunkers
    -Electric vehicle tax credit
    -Federal Tax Credits for Energy Efficiency for solar, wind or geothermal upgrades
    -Unemployment compensation
    -Free or discounted digital TV converter box
    -Free Government Cell Phone
    -Section 8 housing tenant or landlord
    -HUD project resident
    -First time home buyer down payment assistance
    -Any other government hand out for which you or your parents when you were a minor had to request or otherwise apply


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    Pell Grant, it's been invaluable to me.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Medicare and Social Security. They weren't on your list. I assume because I paid for them, about 180K each.

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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Medicare and Social Security. They weren't on your list. I assume because I paid for them, about 180K each.
    It's not Government assistance if you paid into it.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    It's not Government assistance if you paid into it.
    Everyone pays into government assistance as everyone pays taxes. Income or otherwise.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Everyone pays into government assistance as everyone pays taxes. Income or otherwise.
    Yeah, but SS and and Medicare are different IMHO because its specifically for something we're our retirement days. That's unlike the others where not everybody gets paid back in a specific form.
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    Dang, I feel like a freeloader. I've been on the dole for about 1/3 of 'em. Most when I was a kid when my parents broke up. A couple when I was in college and my early 20s.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Smeagol View Post
    Yeah, but SS and and Medicare are different IMHO because its specifically for something we're our retirement days. That's unlike the others where not everybody gets paid back in a specific form.
    His comment was that it's not government assistance because you paid taxes. Which of your taxes go into section 8 housing? Do you know? I sure don't. Which taxes are used to pay for "Free and Reduced school lunches"? If the argument is that it's not government assistance if you've paid taxes, then nobody really receives government assistance.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Pell Grant, it's been invaluable to me.
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    Re: Have you every received some form government assistance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    His comment was that it's not government assistance because you paid taxes. Which of your taxes go into section 8 housing? Do you know? I sure don't. Which taxes are used to pay for "Free and Reduced school lunches"? If the argument is that it's not government assistance if you've paid taxes, then nobody really receives government assistance.
    My point exactly. But we all pay into ss and Medicaid, know where it's going and we all be paid back from it unlije section 8 housing and free or reduced school lunch.
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