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What would you do if the government cut off your

Posted by LostBoyinNC45 on March 1, 2014, at 13:24:03

Social Security disability benefits, food stamps, medicaid, government subsidized housing and other "free" stuff paid for by the taxpayers? Of if you are not on SS disability but are on welfare and welfare cut you off?

What would you do?

NOTE: I am not on any of the above, nor have I ever been on any of the above. I have applied for SS disability twice in my life, but it was years ago when I was truly disabled, BEFORE I found CPAP therapy for sleep apnea. I was denied by SS disability both times and never bothered to appeal.

So Ive never "lived on the dole" before. But I know a lot here do "live on the dole."

The reason I bring it up is because I know a lot of people offline who would very very much like to see that happen. People I associate with outside of this forum, the vast majority of them highly resent the fact that about 50% of the USA works for a living, pays taxes and they see it as they are "supporting" the other 50%.

I actually tend to agree with this idea and claim and understand the anger coming from this group, which is sizeable.

On the other hand, I do realize there are many people who are bona fide disabled and lets face it, they cant work and its either live on the dole or starve and freeze to death in the winter.

But, with obama's "give you lots of free stuff" regime coming to an end in a few more years (thank God, oh praise God on that one), I can foresee the possibility of someone like, Rand Paul getting elected President. I could foresee the GOP taking the U.S. Senate back this Fall 2014.

If those things happen, I could see things like welfare being eliminated in the future and SS disability extremely curtailed to only the very most severe disability cases.

There are millions of Americans right now who are 100% DEPENDENT UPON the federal and state governments to survive. If that dependency was eliminated or curtailed to say, where the only thing available was food stamps, what would you do? What do you think would be the result?

Rioting? Families and churches stepping in to take care of people via private charity?

this is a subject that I find interesting btw. Years later, I am now actually glad I was denied by the SS administration on my disability application. Now if I had never found CPAP, I would not be saying that. I would have to go on SS disability if I had not found CPAP, for sure.

But, long story short. I dont think most people in this country are very understanding of people who are chronically sick. Thats been my experiences over the years. My experiences have told me that the vast majority of Americans are hostile to the idea of letting Americans live on the government dole longterm, for anything other than say, short term unemployment or Social Security after age 65 that a person paid into their entire working life.

Would you leave the USA? What would you do? It would not effect me as I get nothing from the gubmint.

Eric, AKA "LostBoyinNC"




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