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  •  She just spent most of the day again at DSS. (2+ / 0-)
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    mollyd, blueoasis

    Nothing. No emergency help, no help for shelter, nothing. She waited for hours and hours.

    If the social worker hadn't been so kind and offered her a couch for the evening, she would have had nowhere to sleep.

    Sheesh!

    Thanks for pitching in and the wish for luck. It's needed and appreciated.

    You can't go back and rewrite your past, but you can use your past to create your future. ~ Ray Lewis

    by 4Freedom on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 05:17:38 PM PST

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    •  in fairness to the social service people funds (2+ / 0-)
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      are just not there, they keep cutting on the state level

      let me tell you a true but strange story

      I had a roommate with serious psychological issues. I had let him move in in exchange for "chores" because my kids were in college and I had the space. Several years passed and he almost got a degree, and some short term jobs like the census. My business collapsed, a few health issues etc and I could no longer afford my house. /he also had increasing physical health issues and for 2 years only could get food stamps, before finally qualiy for several programs. Because he lived their so long he stopped the foreclosure until the state finds him a place to go. I'm having to pay his utities until he moves even though i can't afford to live there... And so it goes.

      fact does not require fiction for balance (proudly a DFH)

      by mollyd on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 06:15:24 PM PST

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      •  Several of the social service people have (2+ / 0-)
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        been very helpful and done what they could. It's the system and its values that is in question. not the individuals.

        To appeal to monied interests, our politics has swung so far right that a Democratic governor like Cuomo can give business big tax incentives and cut social services. That's the classic Republican ploy. But the left is so soggy on principles he's being lauded.

        This needs to change.

        You can't go back and rewrite your past, but you can use your past to create your future. ~ Ray Lewis

        by 4Freedom on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 07:05:44 PM PST

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        •  before it can change (2+ / 0-)
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          democratic politicians must stop repeating the lie that spending needs to be cut

          fact does not require fiction for balance (proudly a DFH)

          by mollyd on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 07:15:22 PM PST

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          •  Absolutely. That is exactly what I meant (2+ / 0-)
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            by saying that they had abandoned principles that used to define the Party.

            The government is in the unique position of being able to expand spending to create needed jobs. And this is an era when entitlements need expansion, not contraction.

            You can't go back and rewrite your past, but you can use your past to create your future. ~ Ray Lewis

            by 4Freedom on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 08:28:33 PM PST

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