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Sugarbleus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:19 PM
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34. I'm not allowed to have personal finances...
When I DO aquire a few bucks ahead, I'm ordered to spend it. I and hubby are disabled. I worked most of my life. I became unable to work outside the home in 1999. Since then I've applied for SSDI. Hubby uses SSI. We also use Section 8 Vouchers for subsidized housing.

All of these programs are being diddled with. First came the housing issue. Bush has put restrictions on who can use a voucher, has raised the amount low income folks pay as their share (kinda defeats the subsidy idea doesn't it), now people are talking about cutting back on the social security allotments, mostly from the state portions.

I do work part time as an in home supportive aide. That is threatened to be cut off for people in my position. They've already closed the offices of the agency I work for. It's online appointments only now.

Healthcare for us is leaching away. Less and less services, fewer doctors willing to take us on as patients. To think I used to have full healthcare coverage when I worked at Seagate Tech. back in the 80's..everything was covered *sigh*

The cost of living has skyrocketed; likewise auto insurances and medicines. So we sit in this substandard dwelling waiting to die, I guess. Rent went up substantially: $175 to $512 (ON SECTION 8 mind you!!) There went any savings I might have desired to put aside for, oh say... MY BURIAL!!??

We were actually starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel before Bush came along. We were starting to squeeze our belts even tighter and try to save, under a special program, for the down payment for a home. GONE NOW!!

Oh Yeah, we are having a ball... :evilfrown:
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