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Old 12-23-2009, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:25 PM
 
Location: DC Area, for now
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you are officially dubbed the king of spin
none are so blind as those who will not see...


And do not confuse you with the facts.
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Old 12-23-2009, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Texas
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A friend of mine has a 34 year old mentally disabled son who lives on less than $700 a month [SSI.]

Like those on SS, the disabled on SSI are not getting a cost of living raise.


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Old 12-23-2009, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Texas
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A friend of mine has a 34 year old mentally disabled son who lives on less than $700 a month [SSI.]

Like those on SS, the disabled on SSI are not getting a cost of living raise.


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This is what others do not seem to understand
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Old 12-23-2009, 08:24 PM
 
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I am disabled under Social Security and I am not getting any increases in benefits. My medical insurance, under a Medicare Advantage Plan, is increasing with less benefits with more costs for prescriptions. All my other costs of living are going up and my savings are earning lower interest rates.

I have given up; I do not care. Who is at fault; I do not care. Others get more; I do not care. I am in pain; I do not care. I am free because I do not care. I will welcome my demise; I do not care.

Livecontent
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Old 12-24-2009, 10:27 AM
 
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Folks understand there is a difference between a subsidy/benefit and a salary. Social Security is a subsidy and federal workers still working get a salary or compensation for current work and not a benefit for PREVIOUS work or a subsidy for a condition. They are not the same beast. The only commonality is they come from the government.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:07 PM
 
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A friend of mine has a 34 year old mentally disabled son who lives on less than $700 a month [SSI.]

Like those on SS, the disabled on SSI are not getting a cost of living raise.~
Sorry to disappoint those of you who have erroneously labeled me a liberal, but I don't believe that the government should be giving "a 34 year old mentally disabled son" any money period much less a cost of living adjustment. The son's family should be providing to him, not the government.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:09 PM
 
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This is what others do not seem to understand
Pray tell, please tell us what we don't understand. And please tell us why the government should be providing any money whatsover in this situation, much less worrying about a cost-of-living adjustment.
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:32 PM
 
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Sorry to disappoint those of you who have erroneously labeled me a liberal, but I don't believe that the government should be giving "a 34 year old mentally disabled son" any money period much less a cost of living adjustment. The son's family should be providing to him, not the government.
Thank you for this Christmas Eve message of hope and cheer. You really cannot know what level of disability one has and how they can function??? Can You--then why judge.

I volunteered for a home for the developmentally disabled. There were children there her were so disabled, they could never leave their crib--it made me cry, every night. Are you saying that they should not receive government assistance.

Remember that the level of disability is determined by state government employees, operating under federal guidelines which is made by federal employees.It is not up to you to determine what help one should receive. It is made by a few good and capable government employees. You do not know each individual family situation--so again why judge.

The social net of responsibility is also giving you soon, your government pension and it is giving you great health benefits. So, you are a bigger recipient. I do not say that you should get less, or equatable benefits as the rest of the working society. I do not say that you should assume the responsibilities of the your life and share the same burdens, as others in society. I do not judge you.

As I said in my previous post, I respect many government employees but there are others who get much more and contribute less or nothing. Which one are you??? Again, I do not worry myself over those gross inequalities because you will live with your own shame, or your own honor; you will be your own judge.

Livecontent
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Old 12-24-2009, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Pray tell, please tell us what we don't understand. And please tell us why the government should be providing any money whatsover in this situation, much less worrying about a cost-of-living adjustment.
Merry Christmas
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