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Originally posted by PPGrocks
It is a terrible shame how people are taken advantage of when they are weak and vulnerable. The last thing we need is the federal government getting involved. The government has too much power as it is, this would just compound the situation and give them more power. They then would want to raise taxes for all funeral homes and take the money to fund a black op invasion in a foreign country. In the end you would pay more so the funeral homes still could make money. Thats our government hard at work.
Originally posted by alilonthecheekyside
Are Funeral Homes running a Legal Scam?
And if so, is there anything we can do about it...
As if losing a loved one isn't hard enough, the financial strain placed upon the surviving family members can be very overwhelming.
When the inevitable happens is it right for the funeral industry to be taking such obvious advantage of people?
Almost everybody knows "somebody" still making payments for a service that didn't necessarily have to cost as much as it did. For example, we lost a loved one some time ago and we were charged almost 8 thousand dollars!!! To add insult to injury there are interest payments to deal with. Something is seriously wrong with the present way of dealing with this issue...nobody is doing anything!
Is it naive of me to even think that something can be done about it?
Should we ask our Governments to step up and regulate the industry?
Should we just shut up and continue to take it?
Well, I for one am mad as heck!!!
And I'm not gonna take it anymore!!!
edit on 12-1-2012 by alilonthecheekyside because: (no reason given)
I have never got why people feel the need for such expensive funerals and weddings etc..
Yeah, I know. Traditions, more than likely. Doesn't "commercialism" imply more of a want than a necessity? More often than not people are left to handle the financial aspect of it "alone", not everybody has insurance.
Originally posted by CranialSponge
That's why I always say to people I know:
"When I die, build a big bonfire in the backyard, use me as firewood, and throw yourselves a big shindig party."
Much much cheaper than some stupid satin lined $10,000 coffin for me to rot in.
Originally posted by Anishnaabe
And some people wonder why i told them to let me Rot where ever i die. (If its a reasonable place to be left to rot of course!) I dont want to place a 10 thousand dollar burden on my family. Me passing would be hard enough.
You shouldn't even need someone else to do a funeral service for you.
But how else would it get done in today's society?
Originally posted by circlemaker
If we could bury or burn our own it'd certainly be cheaper, but we'd probably need a permit otherwise it'd be illegal... like everything else these days.
Originally posted by OhZone
No one has to have a formal funeral. The deceased certainly gets nothing out of it. And for that matter what do the surviving family get out of it?
Cremation can be done for less than a thousand dollars.
No expensive coffin; no viewing time, no expensive service; no expensive piece of land or headstone.