PLEASE BE ADVISED that I, CoffeeLady, is on a major RANT. I need to vent or I may do something I regret - like...well I don't know... but trust me I have to do this or else. Thank You!
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I don't swear - and I've already gone over that in a previous post - but there are times, when I want to just let loose - (I do have it in me)
And today would be one of those days - Foodie got his hours cut at the Care facility where he works. He just missed, getting laid off. He is now down to working 16 hours a week. Why you may ask? He says it has to do with the fact that the corporation, which runs the care facility is getting ready for Obama-care. That should be illegal.
I really don't understand any of it - seems no one tells the truth and I don't believe anyone - from both sides. I keep hearing Pelosi, who said,
"We have to pass the bill, so that we can find out what is in it".
I still think that was one of the dumbest things I ever heard. And it doesn't give me a whole bunch of confidence in any of them in Washington.
So he sat down with me, and basically just told me he is so disappointed. He owes the IRS about $500. He really is afraid he will lose his job. Navy told me, that is why the company he is working for, giving him less than 30 hours a week. They can't pay the health insurance.
So what is going to happen? I am ignorant of it all because I can't find out the truth so I turned a deaf ear to it all. So will both my sons, get their health care for free since they make so little? I keep hearing these scare-stories that people will be taxed or penalized by the IRS for $2000 or more a year if they do not have health coverage. I thought, Obama-care was going to help everyone have medical for free or very low cost. I also heard that many of us will actually get checks from the government to pay for our healthcare. I also had no idea, they were going to force people to get it or pay up. That just doesn't sound right to me.
Does anyone really know, what is going on with this that is non-partisan?
Then my sister tells me that my niece left her good job at the blood bank and is now "on the system" and so is her boyfriend. They have a 2 bedroom apartment and don't have to pay the full amount of rent. Her medical is free. Wow. I mean I guess I am happy for her but it's starting to seem, many of these young people just give up and live off the system. Because of this, they have decided it is not in their best financial interest, to marry - at this time. (He can't be THAT religious) Our daughter and son-in-law up in Washington have been unemployed for 2 years. He finally got a cleaning job through a temp agency, working at Walmart. (once again, he said, he was told it was because they have to keep his hours under a certain amount) The daughter is volunteering and working at the animal shelter. At least she is no longer sitting at home and she is being trained - so we're hoping she will get a job soon. I frankly don't know how they are doing it - they don't tell us a thing, so I would imagine, that they too, are "in the system."
I told Foodie to apply for unemployment when he was laid off from the Restaurant. They DENIED HIM and now he is taking it to appeals. He has to have a full time income and the only way right now, is to work 2 part-time jobs.
I told him, to go down and apply for Cal-Fresh (food stamps) He doesn't want to.
Both my sons, have never been "in the system" and they don't want to now - but we can't afford to support them fully. We aren't eligible. No handouts for us! My husband is also a disabled veteran as well as retired. HE EARNED IT with his body. Any support he gets, he has had to fight for.
THIS IS CRAZY. I know so many who are out of work yet I hear on the radio news daily, that the job market is improving. I have a friend whose husband has been unemployed for 2 years - they used to be business-owners but had to close up. They now, are regulars at the local food bank.
Maybe it's because this is rural-California. Although one of Foodie's best friends back in the bay area, has been laid off, hired, laid off and hired - many times in the last 5 years. He still lives with his parents and so does his sister! My best friend, Suzie who passed away 2 years ago - I follow her 3 children on Facebook. Two of her three had to move up to Portland to find work. The other one is still struggling. Suzie's husband, lost his business and is now renting out rooms in their home. WTF is going on?????????
Things are just too mixed up. Too much government - that no one knows what the other is doing. I heard that someplace in New Jersey might vote to make it illegal to wear sag pants and go barefoot on the boardwalk. There are laws to keep you from drinking a certain amount of soft-drink in NYC. People want to ban this - ban that. Why not, let us DECIDE what we want to do and stay the hell out of our bedrooms, too. I've always been much too rebellious to allow anyone control of me - and here I am now - living in a country that I don't even recognize anymore.
Nope, it's the Libertarian Party for me - all the way. I don't need the government to tell me what to do. If I want to drink a 20 oz coke, so be it. These laws are getting ridiculous and what surprises me, is I AM IN THE MINORITY!!! Seems everyone is okay with whatever the government says. WELL I AM NOT!
O k a y ...I be done now!
AND I want my old blog back! So there!