Maybe people shouldn’t just project their experiences on to everyone else? You aren’t necessarily entitled to dismiss other people’s concerns just because things turned out perfectly okay for you? Just because you didn’t need a certain resource doesn’t mean others don’t and you don’t get to steal or sabotage it so that others can’t get what they need from it?
Also there isn’t a single person in the U.S. who doesn’t benefit some way from paying taxes. Even rich people who refuse to pay tax get the best roads and infrastructures, best access to good schools, good neighborhood security, etc. So saying “I never got a handout” would only be true if you recognize that social services aren’t a handout, but you benefiting from investing in the country’s infrastructure all of your life. And the only people who really are getting handouts are the ones who profit from other people’s labor while never contributing. The American people paying for Trump’s wife and child to stay in NY is a handout. People who paid taxes all of their lives being able to be fed? Not a hand out. People paying into a safety net so that any one of them can use it in the future? Not a hand out. Food stamps are not a handout. Unemployment is not a hand out. Environmental protections are not a handout, and access to arts and education are not handouts.
The argument that a higher minimum wage or a basic income would be a handout, but a rich kid inheriting stolen wealth inflated and passed down from slave labor is “hard work”? Illogical.