|"if they have a job, they pay both withholding and SS. In that sense, they are helping to pay for the meager services they receive in return"|
As I stated, the ONLY taxes they pay and do not collect benefits for is SS.
If YOU and the rest of the anti-right have a problem with paying federal taxes, and not receiving equivalency in return, maybe you should check on who pays and who receives these funds.
Are you, as a "democratic socialist" actually complaining that the rich and middle class are paying, and the lazy non-workers are reaping the benefits? Sure sounds to me like that's what you are saying.
Just to add to that, I recall one of your posts in Leisure having to do with cable tv.
Your statement was something like "why should I pay for something I don't use?"
Sounds ione hell of a lot like Obamacare to me.
Which way is it MIke?
Do we subsidize the poor, or do we all pay for what we use?