traderfjp wrote:I can afford my own funeral but there are those of us who have no money for funerals. The private sector could raise money by fund raising and then disburse the monies to the neediest. I know people who are working in Walmart making minimum wage and have to bury relatives and spend years getting out of debt. The money wouldn't come out of taxes. The idea that this notion is demented just perpetuates how greedy our society has become and how we have lost the ability to want to help those in need. We see the needy as lazy and cast them aside much like the elderly in this country. We stand together of fall apart.
My grandparents couldn't(or didn't want to) afford a funeral. They donated their bodies to Brown University. Cost = 0.
If you want to fund raise from the private sector to provide funerals for those who want them, be my guest.
The minute you start taking tax dollars for it, then I have a problem with it.
I haven't lost my ABILITY
to want to help people in need. I've lost my ABILITY
to keep paying for it after the government is through carving up my check.