So what happens to me?
I am a 44 year old man living in Colorado. Despite my best efforts for many years, including graduating from a career school, I am still on SSI for disability reasons. I'm not being choosy in any way. Due to how employers react to my medical history, I literally cannot get a job making hamburgers at McDonalds.
I get $700 a month, $545 of which is spent on rent. Occasionally I make $200 or $300 from selling a story or temp work in transcription. Forty of that goes to my version of a party, going out to eat and seeing a movie, and the rest disappears immediately. My last asset is an expensive computer I got for school. I use it all day and what little work I can do is performed on it. If it breaks down, I will not be able to replace it.
I do also possess a mountain of student debt which I will obviously not pay off in my lifetime, as well as maxed out credit cards which I will eventually have to take care of through bankruptcy. I have no prospects whatsoever.
If a reasonable apartment appeared that I could move into to cut my rent, I wouldn't be able to go because I have no car and nothing for a deposit. I have no family to rely on. My internet access will probably dry up eventually, and I still have that because I'm going to try to sell an ebook with it.
Since nobody in the press is saying, I was hoping somebody hear could end the suspense and tell me what is going to happen if the Republicans keep going?
I do not particularly want sympathy. I definitely don't want anyone to sugar coat the truth. If you know what will happen, please tell me. I'm not just interested in my own benefits or the lack thereof. I'm really wondering what will happen.
The strange thing about me these days is that I'm not panicking. I did everything I was supposed to do, and I'm still drowning. There's nothing to do now but keep writing, and stay here until something fails. Perhaps there is no fear left in me.