Monday, April 29, 2013

Oh Public Misinformation.. How I Loathe Thee

Let me preface this by saying, I have a virus. A flu like virus that makes me cranky and mean and miserable.

Anyhoo, this 'mom website' is more of a pit of entertainment than anything. I've mentioned them at least once before and well, usually I put in my two cents and go about my day.
This morning, with a bad headache and in between dry heaves, I came across another idiotic, misinformed post about Social Security.

I'm sure you already know that I would correct this misinformation, but mix that with the sickies.. and BAM.
You get this:

Okay. So maybe I was a little mean.. but apparently at least a few others agreed.
Max SSI benefit is 700$ a month or so. Thats FEDERAL. State supplements dont go above 30$ or so.

A MARRIED couple BOTH receiving SSI cant get more than 1038$ I believe. Still well below poverty level for two people, much less two with kids too.

Now if you do not know the difference between SSI and SSDI, you can read my post HERE.

After reading a few more uninformed posts... I had to say:

I blurred out the user name for privacy. Don't really care for cat spats or anything else.
(Cat spats? Damn it I'm picking up southern terms...sigh)

Its true.

Why is this misinformation so prevalent?
Why do people INSIST that most people on disability, be it SSI or SSDI are abusing the system?
Do they not realize how hard it is to get disability and how HORRIBLE poverty is?

Friday, April 5, 2013

Oh Haslam...


Well, I come and go from here as my time and health allows. I've had some issues since surgery and don't usually have the ability to sit upright at a keyboard for a long enough period of time.

I heard about a week ago that Tennessee Gov Bill Haslam said no Medicaid expansion under the so called "Obamacare" law.


Its paid in full for the next 3 years by federal funds. Then each year AFTER that Tennessee pays an increasingly small percentage towards the care. By 2020 it will be about 10%.

So... you deny BASIC healthcare to 1 million or so people in the third poorest state IN THE COUNTRY because you are seeking political advancement and to make a point?

That money will be there whether or not you like it dear Gov.

The only thing you are doing is dooming many to death.

Now dearest Gov wants to use the Medicaid money to strike a deal for 'private' health care to those eligible.

Because thats worked SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO well for TennCare already.


Wake up and smell the dying dearest Governor.