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  •  Let me ask (10+ / 0-)

    you this, as a disabled person (who also got a college education, student loans paid off, and then became disabled) how do you think I should feel about your saying this?  The insurance company and medical system drained me of my savings $30,000.00 because I got slapped with a pre-existing and then all that was left was disability and social security.  If you think I've lived a great life your wrong, really wrong.  Part of what I have is a birth defect, but I tried and achieved getting ahead against the odds.  And when I read diaries like this I often wonder what has happened to the mentality of society let alone the compassion.  My opinion, go ahead and leave.  

    Sadly, life doesn't promise us ribbons and rainbows, and some of us get a bucket of coal, but when people complain about not making enough, it really is a slap in the face to those of us that are disabled and need social security because we are barely hanging on and keeping a roof over our heads.  Perhaps I should just hang it up because I no longer feel welcome in America because I don't make $250,000.00 or more.  Maybe anyone making under six figures should just crawl away so the wealthy don't have to see us anymore.

    I don't want to get HRd but enough is enough and if they cut Medicare and Social Security the bottom line is people will suffer and die.  And for me that is just too upsetting to think about right now.

    "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

    by zaka1 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 08:02:34 PM PST

    •  As of right now (10:27 Central time) it looks like (6+ / 0-)

      it won't happen after all.  In that deal that Biden brokered, Medicare wouldn't get cut, and unemployment insurance continues another year.

      As a practical matter, hospitals would go bankrupt on treating Medicare patients with these cuts before doctors.  Hospitals should be screaming at Congress even more than doctors, and I imagine they are.  

      "Gee, Congressman/Congresswoman, maybe you'd better stay in Washington, near Walter Reed Hospital, because all the hospitals in your home district will be closed."
       

      Please write to your Congresscritter and include,

      "Enough is enough and if they cut Medicare and Social Security the bottom line is people will suffer and die."

      We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

      by david78209 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 08:37:23 PM PST

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      •  Please you don't have to instruct (3+ / 0-)
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        me, you have no idea how hard I have fought for myself and others as a social worker and with no end in sight.  I've gone right up against VP of hospitals about bills for my patients.  Medicare D was horrible for my patients on Medicaid since it killed their spend downs and being able to get their other meds.  I don't know how many of my dialysis patients died on Medicaid when they couldn't afford Medicare D.   I know of at least two.  It is a losing battle because they just will continue to chip away until there is nothing.  

        Plus all this give us is another year and that is it.  Congress and Senate listen to no one but the big guys and they could give a crap less about the people.  We'll be right back in this mess months from now.  And if you look at the permanent Bush tax break that was given it was for all of them and all of their salaries will now be taxed less than the rest of us.  All of this and they give themselves a raise.  Sorry, I'm seeing nothing but red.  I don't feel relieved at all since I've been hanging overboard by my ankles for the last month and now they've decided to wait a while before throwing me overboard.  Oh joy.

        "During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolution­ary act. " George Orwell

        by zaka1 on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 09:17:38 PM PST

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