I was talking to a guy on the beach and I told him I am a retired teacher. He told me I must be doing really well, living high and mighty on a big fat tax payer subsidized pension. I told him I am living comfortably on money I worked hard for and saved.
This man owns his own business and two huge houses with swimming pools. He is staying in a penthouse suite with 4 other people. He is paying for everything.
I don't begrudge him the money he earned. He got it doing business with people like me, people who might have a little more if he only charged a lot less for what he did for them. I didn't earn anywhere close to what he earns and my pension is not even close to his income now. He, and others like him, shouldn't begrudge my pension now. I contributed to it and earned it and I am entitled to what it buys me now.
(Pictured is what I am looking at as I post.)