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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wanting to write about MS but everything else is Bad

When I started this Blog, I had followed some great bloggers, such as Tara,(Living Day to Day with Multiple Sclerosis), who really has a great site and stays on topic.

Before being diagnosed 20 years ago, I was in the corporate world, Typa A all the way. I still have alot of that in me, can't help it. When I see something in the news or on Talk Radio that cranks me up, I have to let it fly.

Here is todays, REALLY PISSED ME OFF.
Senator Bernie Sanders, (I) Vermont, wrote a bill giving each of us SSDI recipients $250, to help with the increased cost of living since we are not getting a cost of living allowance (COLA) for at least the next 2 years. The Senate, In their divine wisdom, voted this down 50-47. Damn these people. Senators, at my last count earn $ 176,000 per year, and after 2 terms, have retirement for life. They stated they were holding down the deficit. Crap. If the Govt can pass Porkulus, bail out banks, buy Car Companies, Fly Air Force 1 to Hawaii for vacation, I think they can spare a small $ 250 for us. The cost of living has gone up, dramatically. I challenge anyone, to prove to me their cost of living has not gone up, period.

$250 is what these Senator probably pay for a family steak dinner at one of DC'S finest Steakhouses. The Health care plan calls for cutting Medicare by 500 Billion dollars, who does that effect ? ME and others like me.

I called the Senators office in Vermont and praised him on his attempt to help us. I also requested a list of the 47 gutless porkers who voted against this bill. The Staffer, who was great, is going to send me a list of the no voters next week.

I am going to email these patriots. I am going to make them famous. I want to know how their standard of living is. I want them to go on Medicare. I will hit the Donut Hole in April/May and will have no prescription covrage. One medication I take for the MS is $ 1800 per month, but thanks to the manufacturer, I pay $ 75.00 every three months, but thats not even easy.

I am a Conservative Republican, kind of an oddball on SSDI, Medicare, and all the other mess. I feel our taxes should help the people and this wonderful country we live in. Instead of denying SSDI a small check, They spend 1 million dollars sudying the mating habit of fruit flies, and crap like that. I am going to list the pork as well. These people waste money like there is no tommorrow. I have been told it takes $ 22,000 per hour to operate Air Force 1, Obama uses it like a Taxi, 2 trips to Copenhagen which was crap. Trying to get the Olympics for Chicago which would have enriched his buddies and then the trip for the fake Global Warming Summit, which was a flop.

Stand by for more, I am not going to let this drop. I am going to make some Senators famous. I hope they sleep well at night after living the lavish lifestyle of semi royalty they live.

Mitchell Thurmer
Signal Mountain

1 comment:

kELLY said...

I am with you Mitchell, you and I are in the same boat, except I live alone and don't have a supportive spouse as you do. Bless your lucky stars.

I nam so disgusted that I feel I should just be lucky that I am getting anything at all.