Originally Posted by Usually Curious
It's not really a matter of being 'deserving' or not. If he has the resources then, yes, he should use them.
I just don't think it's right to essentially punish people for saving when they do run into trouble. Hubby and I make sacrifice after sacrifice to save on our modest income. I'm just wondering why we bother? Because, like others have said, just maintaining health insurance would eat up our savings pretty fast. And on top of that, we don't merit help because we've been living waaaaaay below our means?
My job is still looking good and hubby has his seasonal gig back, so this is likely only a theoretical for us, but it does grate on me from time to time. I just don't like how it's always on the individual in this country. I'm expected to be my own safety net, so I go about trying to do that, while spending every last dime is being rewarded. Maybe I'm just too conscientious?
I want a stronger safety net for all.