The question was not about gifts. I would like to add:
"The practice of using the public's money and resources to subsidize private enterprise continues to this day. It is variously estimated that every year, the federal government doles out hundreds of billions of dollars in corporate welfare, in the form of tax exclusions, reduced tax assessments, generous depreciation write-offs and tax credits, price supports, loan guarantees, payments in kind, subsidized insurance rates, marketing services, export subsidies, irrigation and reclamation programs, and research and development grants. This is only the beginning and I don't want to take up too much space here. So while the corporate free marketeers preach self-reliance to us and insist that we not go running to the government for handouts, they have their hands out all the time. They shamelessly gorge themselves at the public trough , like the overweening greed-ridden hypocrites that they are."
SSI is a form of oppression. Unemployment is one of the natural outcomes of Capitalist exploitation with the SOCIALIZATION of labor of the masses and PRIVATE appropriation of surplus value by the hundreds of billionaires in the United States. This is a huge contradiction. The ruling classes had to manoeuvre during the age of Imperialism, the last stage of capitalism. They came up with "State Regulation of Capitalism" of which Social Security is a component. Social Security is a CAPITALIST beaurocracy whose objectives (READ RIDICULOUS SSI RULES) turn into those of the ruling class and the ruling classes objectives become those of the Social Security. MOST TAX DOLLARS AND NATIONAL INCOME GO TO THE FRACTION OF 1%. "State Regulation of Capital" was and is a mechanism to keep the inevitable from happening, a transition to Socialism, the next Socio-Economic mode of production. It was used to keep workers on side. Socialism and Communism are not an option but a necessity. Until then, functionaries from the SSA on this forum will continue accusing everyone of being a 'fraudster' and a "sponger'
Who are the real fraudsters and spongers?
Social Security contributions are being stolen by the goverment who represent the exploiting class sanctioned by Obama, Reagan, Carter, Clinton, it doesn't matte if they are Republican or Democrat. It's a Dictatorship of Democracy, democracy for those that own the means of production and their 'govermment' representative. Democracy in 'form' but not in 'content'. These funds, stolen from the working and poor masses, are used to allow Finance Capital to opress and pillage the world for more resources, markets, labor and minerals in order to further the right of the exploiting classes, lead by the US/France/Britain 'governments' and thier military cliques, to more surplus profit and to exploit labor. This is done by imposing austerity at home ( for example Obama cut Energy Assistance by billions of dollars in his first term) and death and opression abroad.
Right now SSA funds are used along with other tax dollars to prop up the the billionaires in Imperialist countries like the United States and feed the War Industrial Complex and private military contracters like CACI. These funds are also currently being used support the 'free syrian army', which are nothing but renegade 'Al Qaeda' Islamisist criminals that are killing innocent secular Syrians and using the Bourgeois media to blame it on Assad's soldiers. Assad's security forces and soldiers are doing just the opposite, they are trying to protect their population from US and NATO criminal imperialists and their funded 'terrorists' and their equally criminal pawns, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey.
Then there's fictitious capital which is a whole other form of fraud and sponging, i.e the stock market and investment firms. Lets never forget the trillions of dollars in bailouts for the wealthy paid for and on the backs of the toiling masses and poor, which includes office workers just like SSA fiel.....