You know, I think if you can afford to take care of your elderly parents, you should do that over putting them in a home.
But sometimes I understand why they need to be in a home when you and your spouse are both teachers, which means you don’t have a large income, and neither of you can quit your job to stay at home and take care of an elderly parent who can’t even go to the bathroom by themselves or remember to shower.
However, if you do decided to put your parents in a home, for gods sakes visit them on holidays.
I was visiting my elderly grandmother with dimentia in the care facility she lives in, and there were like 8 or 9 elderly people there. And by there, I mean not with their family on Thanksgiving. And we were the only family there, visiting parents (or a grandparent) on the holiday that is most geared towards family gatherings. And it was just super depressing.
So while I understand why you would put your elderly parents in a home, for gods sakes man, visit them during the holidays because even if they’re asleep most of the time or can’t remember your name or that you visited, you owe it to them.
bailey-s19 asked: Your post about Harris Rosen- by Obama imposing more taxes, the wealthy won't be able to give so much to charity and help their communities. See they aren't so bad. THEY SUPPORT THE NEEDY (I'm in the middle class and gave more money to charity than our "great" president)
I suppose you could be right.
I mean, if somebody making 34 million a year, not including all their investments, was taxed at 25% instead of 15%, they would only be making 30.6 million a year. I can understand why they would then donate less money to charity; I mean 30.6 million is surely not enough to sustain the standard of living they are used to so they couldn’t possibly donate the same amount, or even perhaps more than they donated before, because they are being taxed a semi-reasonable rate. I completely understand your thinking.