It's just too easy to sit back and collect disability checks complaining about our incomes dangerously close to our expenses when we read a story like the one below. I'm in pain, I'm afraid of losing the quality of my life, then Zed disrupts the morning coffee with a story of one of his friends who also suffers BUT will lose everything!
Philosopher, John Rawls, wrote the most important three words, which are also the title of his most highly regarded tomes. JUSTICE IS FAIRNESS. Read on, don't spill a drop, and answer this: WHERE IS THE JUSTICE IN THIS WOMAN'S LIFE?
Write back, post a comment if you've any conscience. More than that, write and ask what you can do to help. Something, anything? Yes, I know, we all have our own burdens; we can all ease some of our own if lighten these loads by giving something away; DO SOMETHING!!
Although I hope it will not be the motivating factor in my giving I wonder who's next? Me? or is it you?
And to continue this discussion...
a close female friend of my for nearly 20 years... who's going to be turning 47 toward the end of this month... just received a notice from Social Security, that "she's no longer disabled", and "that her benefits are going to be cut off", since "she's able to return to work"!!!
Now... for TWENTY YEARS (since 1986)... she's received Social Security benefits checks (SSI & SSDI), due to her history of chronic depression (she has obsessive compulsive disorder and she hoards), decreased cognitive skills (due to closed head trauma from a car accident), scoliosis, disc herniation with bone spurs (the same car accident), fibromyalgia, and incontinence due to fibroid in her bladder and uterus...
now, all of a sudden... some worker at Social Security sends her a notice, that "they've reviewed her original claim", and "all of her medical records (dating back 20 years to 1986) supporting her claim", and "now have decided that SHE'S NO LONGER DISABLED!!!
to add INSULT TO INJURY... on the bottom of her "decision" notice... they wrote: "we know that you have no skills, but you SHOULD BE ABLE TO FIND SOME TYPE OF WORK THAT YOU CAN DO... that will PAY YOU ENOUGH MONEY to live on and support yourself!!!
also... they "checked in to her banking records"... without notifying her... (part of Bush's Homeland Security Legislation!!!) since she's living "beyond her means"... by playing "credit card rodeo" with 7 credit cards... they "think that she's recovered from her disabilities"!!!
she's filing an appeal... but, she's been told... that her "appeal" could take 10 years to go to a hearing!!!
in the mean time... she's going to end up homeless and without funds to support herself!!!
so... there's "more evidence"... on how Bush and his policies... are "trying to save Medicare", by "kicking people off of Medicare's disabled list"... and, "into the streets"!!!
Whatever our political feelings, liberal or conservative, there is no room in either camp for injustice. I eagerly await your response. God bless us all, Colin