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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-13-07 03:35 PM
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53. We're pretty much on the same page again - even though it's easy to not think so in reactive mode.
While I understand AND SHARE in the knee-jerk ("liberal") attitude that "Bubba" deserves little pity for confronting unfairness in hiring/employment in a "white male" society, the fact remains that corporatist profiteers EXPLOIT all sides of the discriminatory divide. That they've been able, particularly in the last 25 years, to 'game' the laws (by BUYING the law-makers and judges) to embed their power to exploit and pervert our social and economic systems seems inarguable to me. That some don't see it seems inexplicable to me.

One of the oldest perversions in "qualifying" people for benefits to which they're rightfully entitled is the creation of a "Forms Hell" as a barricade to admission. It's abominable. I've actually confronted one recently myself ... compounded by the out-sourcing of the application/facilitation process itself! It's truly insane. Without health insurance or the ability to pay for the 30 hours of hospital care I got due to my two TIAs, the hospital referred my situation to their out-sourced "advocate" ... whose job is to identify my qualifications for whatever federal or state programs that're available. So, what do they do? They send ME the forms and tell me to fill them out ... INCLUDING some blank forms that grant them powers an rights to access certain (but unspecified in the blanks) PRIVATE information on me AND to act as an "authorized agent" for me in some (unspecified in the blanks) ways. When I reasonably and calmly state my misgivings regarding signing blank forms, I'm THREATENED that I'd be refused their assistance in gaining such benefits - the VERY BUREAUCRACY that establishes the business niche in which they peddle their "services"!! The abject insanity of it just astounds me.



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