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Bremen, GA

Food Stamps and Wobbler

Do you even see the guy in the wheelchair cart? It's HIS EBT card, not mine. I don't have one, don't use one, wouldn't get one. Don't even qualify for one, because I own my house.  (Nov 11, 2013 | post #50)

Bremen, GA

Beelebubba

No matter where you go, there you are.  (Nov 10, 2013 | post #35)

Bremen, GA

Dawn Cook-VP at WGTC

I'm not surprised. Institutions like schools are partly government run, and as such it's really difficult to out and out fire someone. You have to jump through all sorts of hoops to prove the person is culpable for something, and then it usually starts off with administrative leave with pay. She'll probably stay on AL without pay until the case is disposed of, at which point they'll either fire her (if she's found guilty or pleads nolo) or they'll keep her on (if she's found not guilty or innocent -- not the same thing).  (Nov 10, 2013 | post #62)

Bremen, GA

Food Stamps and Wobbler

I'm tired of trying to explain. You just don't understand until you walk a mile in my shoes. Let me just say that, before I was disabled, I worked a 12 hour day as well as ran a horse breeding farm, did housework, cooked, cleaned, and was a wife and mother. After I was disabled, I do good to do anything before I'm exhausted. Suffice to say the government, Emory doctors, and my own doctor have found me to be disabled. It's good enough for me. Fuck all y'all who don't get it -- I hope you never have to get it.  (Nov 9, 2013 | post #35)

Bremen, GA

Food Stamps and Wobbler

Disability is not "the dole". That's welfare. I EARNED my right to disability by working over 30 years. Disability is nothing more nor less than Social Security being pulled before you're 65, due to a physical limitation that prevents you from being gainfully employed. I wish you knuckle draggers could figure that out. Or why don't you start calling your parents or grandparents government leeches for pulling their Social Security? The only difference between them and me is I started pulling mine early, after losing all my savings and being cross-examined by government doctors (who do NOT want to approve disability -- they had no choice in my case). I would rather be working full time. It's taken almost 10 years for me to get to the point where I can work part time. You don't know how much it affects me, or how many hours I spend recuperating from sitting for 4 hours in front of a computer working. My doctor has told me I shouldn't try to work. My husband, son and friends have told me to stop working. All because of how much I have to pay physically and emotionally for working. But you know why I keep on pushing through the pain and exhaustion? Because I like to work. I wish I could work fulltime. Be grateful you still can.  (Nov 9, 2013 | post #32)

Bremen, GA

Food Stamps and Wobbler

Actually, Kitty, I have found a part-time work at home job. Been doing it for 3 months now (except for my little stint in the hospital). And it does help a lot. Thanks for caring. And as an adult, I ask you, please don't use this in the future as some sort of ammunition. SSD is quite aware of me working part-time, and they're okay with it; they WANT people to try working.  (Nov 9, 2013 | post #27)

Bremen, GA

teen wants to get pregnant and get welfare

I'd break her and her boyfriend up, even if I had to send her to live with relatives in another state. I'd get her either an IUD with hormonal birth control or the Implanon -- she's a minor, I'm the parent, what I say goes. And then I'd make her get a part-time job at a daycare center, taking care of the babies. Let's see just how much fun that is when you do it day in and day out.  (Nov 8, 2013 | post #2)

Bremen, GA

Food Stamps and Wobbler

Oh, it's dead easy. Have a life changing injury or illness, lose your ability to do any sort of meaningful work, apply for the disability you've paid into for over half your life, get denied twice, then have a hearing before a judge, a panel of experts working for the govt, and get cross-examined about your condition. By this time you'll have spent 5 years and all the money you'd saved for retirement continuing to pay your bills, keep your utilities on, and keep food on the table. At the end of that time, enjoy having no savings, a pittance compared to what you used to make a month, and assholes on the internet who have the sheer gall to tell you that you're a government freeloader. Fsck every single one of you. I sincerely hope this never happens to you, but if it does, I hope I'm still around to laugh my ass off at you as you try to make ends meet on $1400 a month. If you even get that much.  (Nov 8, 2013 | post #21)

Bremen, GA

why give in to this Freedom from Religion group

Damn, go to the hospital for a few weeks and suddenly I'm Petsound? You people are insane... And thanks to Petsound. He knows why. And no, he's not my son.  (Nov 8, 2013 | post #198)

Bremen, GA

Food Stamps and Wobbler

My husband and I are on disability. Our son has a regular job and has worked there over 10 years. No food stamps in this household, thanks. I haven't been here because I've been in the hospital. Thanks for being such caring people.  (Nov 8, 2013 | post #9)

Bremen, GA

Halloween

My issue with so-called "Good Christians" is their inability to live and let live. If you don't toe *their* line you're evil. Doesn't matter if you volunteer, give to the poor, help others with no thought of compensation, are kind to animals and other people, if you're not their flavor of Christian you're going to BURN IN THE FIRES OF HELL!!! I don't go door to door shoving atheism down the throats of my neighbors; but how many times a week do I get a knock on my door and pamphlets etc shoved at me? Leave me alone and I'll leave Christians alone. "Leaving me alone" includes not moving holidays around because some pea-brain thinks Halloween on Sunday or Wednesday is the work of SATAN!!!!  (Oct 23, 2013 | post #20)

Bremen, GA

insurance or pay

Actually, I'd want to follow the chain down to who thought the untested upgrades were a good idea, who ordered them, who signed off on them as complete when they weren't. Then I'd fire the entire chain up to and including Sibelius, if she didn't stand up and take some blame. Being a manager means you delegate duties and responsibility, but you almost take the ultimate responsibility. Sibelius is a manager. But Obama is the CEO, if you will. He hires the managers, and they're given full responsibility for their department and the performance thereof. If you fire the CEO because one of the managers screwed up, who steps in? Nope, this one is on HHS and the company they hired to write the website. CGI or something? Canadian outfit that the Canadian govt fired for screwing up a similar project.  (Oct 22, 2013 | post #10)

Bremen, GA

insurance or pay

I believe old man has Medicare, and he'll thank the government to keep its hands off his Medicare. And his Social Security, too, no doubt.  (Oct 21, 2013 | post #8)

Bremen, GA

insurance or pay

Now be fair. Obama isn't the one who programmed the website, and he's not the one who put in last-minute changes that couldn't be tested. I blame HHS and the company that wrote the site equally. Not mention that response to the site has been far larger than anyone imagined it would be. Think of that -- people in the US who don't have health insurance actually *want* to sign up for health insurance! Astounding.  (Oct 21, 2013 | post #7)

Bremen, GA

insurance or pay

We've had insurance thru employers and self-pay -- thru employers is nice if it's decent insurance AND the employer picks up enough that you aren't spending most of your paycheck on the premium. Self-pay is always going to be worse coverage and more expensive, because you aren't getting the lower cost of a group policy. My husband is trying to get his comparison of the different plans thru the ACA website, but so far he hasn't been able to. Some of the online estimators say he will be eligible for a subsidy, and pretty decent coverage, which is better than we can afford right now, which is zero.  (Oct 21, 2013 | post #2)

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