This is to anonymous who thinks that the 47% of taxpayers pay no taxes...you need to do a little more research into that 47% and you also need to not be deceptive yourself.
Many of those people are seniors who are unable to work. Many of those seniors are people who got caught in between the transitions from pensions to 401k plans, who did not have enough in their pensions to build a 401k fast enough. They had no retirement left to them but Soc. Sec.
Maybe you can convince my father's son who is so tight of a conservative that he thought our permanently disabled dad who could barely walk at that time should just up and get a job and that will fix him. Now dad has terminal illness in addition to other disabilities. Yep, he's(the son) also one of those who have convinced themselves that the bad math(the 47% claim) that was on display during the election was accurate without fact checking.
Maybe you can convince all those "child of ill parent tightwads" out there that their ill parents are much more important than their kids college funds, their marriages, their vacations, after school activities, etc. You'd have thought that I asked my brother to sacrifice one of his children with all the excuses he came up with to not help me get to our dad to help him. I'm on disability too but before I get accused of being a leech, I worked so many hours for so long and paid in so much in Soc Sec taxes etc that I get more than my dad does and I worked half of what he did. Unfortunately I worked myself right into being disabled. Anyway, I carefully used that money to move 3000 miles to help my dad because it's not something my brother can do. However, when I asked for some financial help from my brother to get to dad/help him out he told me he'd have to think about it because he didn't want to enable me. >.<
I am curious how you could be paying more in taxes than you take home in pay when earlier in your post you claim less than that. You would also not be able to maintain a home, feed anyone or have money for utilities let alone take care of your ill family member. You can start by STEPPING UP AND NOT BEING SO DRAMATIC AND DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE BELIEVING THE CLAIMS OF POLITICIANS DURING AN ELECTION YEAR. BE AN EXAMPLE TO THE YOUNGER GENERATION BY NOT POSTING IN AN OVER DRAMATIC FASHION, POST FACTUAL INFORMATION AND NOT MAKE FALSE CLAIMS ABOUT YOURSELF. IGNORANCE AND DECEIT ARE BIGGER BURDENS TO SOCIETY.
I'm sorry to anyone I may offend by my post but I'm really getting tired of people who blindly believe the wild math that runs amuck during election years. These kinds people/sheep/sheeple are quick to finger point and spend/waste their time using these "facts" to blame/beat up others while casting themselves in an undeserved superior light. Phooey!
People who are live-in caregivers need to gain some income somehow. They are unable to work outside of the home because if they did that they would not be there for the person who needs them. Someone somewhere realized that it was less expensive to provide a stipend for live in care than to pay for a live in care facility. It was also cheaper than paying for shelters to house all the seniors that would have been put out on the street. Collecting cans will not give live in care givers enough of an income to take care of themselves let alone care for someone else. I get about $20 a month average for the cans I collect(aside from the fact that I have an income but this is about those that do not have one) so again I say...PHOOEY!