“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.” – Network

Posted: December 11, 2010 in News and politics
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“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take it anymore.”

Network   (This speech was probably what won Peter Finch the Oscar for Best Actor that year.)

This is the way I feel about the Republicans and their vote to not allow an increase to social security benefits.  The Tea Party, of course, is all about those that already have it.  Yes, they give the benefits to those who don’t need them —themselves. 

Stand up and let the government know how you feel! 

Voice Your Outrage

Comment to GOP about no increase for social security to http://www.dccc.org/page/s/cola

Here is what I think:

I am no longer able to work for health reasons (C.O.P.D., heart problems, etc.). I have been on Social Security Disability since 2005. It is almost impossible to maintain my very small apartment on what benefits I do receive. Sometimes dinner isn’t always available. I make do with little cooling; and in Arizona that’s not easy. I have no funds for any form of entertainment — I can’t even afford a telephone.

Do I not deserve the basic necessities that most individuals in the United States enjoy? I am also proud to say that I am veteran from the U.S. Army. As a soldier we learned to protect our nation. Our representatives ARE NOT protecting me.

I have given my fair share of taxes, without question. I have not lived the “large life” of a millionaire…yet where do I get the basics? I’m not looking for tax breaks…I just want to get within 20% BELOW the poverty level.

Do I have to go hungry another year? Reconsider your actions. Enact legislation that will allow a reasonable cost of living allowance. After all, didn’t your expenses go up over the past two years?

 

Doesn’t anyone in government care?

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Comments
  1. elitist says:

    I agree with you. Conservatives say that’s just a hand-out; taking from the rich to give to the poor. They’re wrong. You paid into the system – at whatever the COL was at the time you worked. I salute your service to the country.

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