Ok, before anyone feels the need to tell me so, yes, this was an exercise in futility. I know it and anyone who happens to read it will know it. But when you get to where I am, sometimes you just gotta go with what you’ve got and if it does nothing but make you feel a little better, it’s worth it. I do apologize for not being as articulate and knowledgeable as others who post here but again, I am what I am and that’s all that I am.
So what I did was, I went to that phony site where you can supposedly send an email to the governor’s office and supposedly either he or someone connected to him will read it and “take your concerns very seriously”… you know how they work. I know full well that Mr. “I’m not a governor on TV but I play one in real life” will never see it and could care less if he did.
Anyway, here’s what I sent. I thought a little first person perspective from the lowest on the food chain might be at least moderately interesting to someone… somewhere.
How cute. All those subjects to choose from and I find myself in the OTHER category. Kind of like being WHITE on all those idiot ethnic surveys.
If there was a subject category in that list that had anything to do with issues affecting the elderly, I guess I missed it. If there wasn’t, maybe it wouldn’t hurt to add one so senile old codgers like me don’t have to rack their few remaining brain cells trying to figure out which bag they belong in. Just sayin’ ya know?
Anyway, my message is more in the way of a question or two rather than a pro or a con so my apologies if I clicked the wrong little button up there. I chose con because I am definitely con in regard to what you people have done to me and people like me over the past year and are threatening to do over the next one, and I want to know… and I don’t want one of those damned form replies full of gobbledygook that has nothing to do with the question… just what else is in store for people like me, who are the first that people like YOU start flailing at in order to avoid inflicting any burden on your good friends who pay the bills for your own extravagant lifestyles.
Let me put this in simple third grade terms and then, if you bother to answer at all, you can do the same and just possibly, that way we’ll understand each other.
I’m a 66 year old former state firefighter suffering from progressive congestive heart failure, COPD, partial paralysis… a few other things but you get the idea. I am no longer able to serve in the army of serfs and vassals that you, the entitled nobility in this new version of feudalism seem to have established when nobody was looking in order to help you attain and maintain the luxurious lifestyles to which you have come to feel entitled.
In other words, after a total of 47 years of working for a living, I no longer serve a purpose as far as you’re concerned. So… because you millionaires and billionaires all hate progressive income taxes and don’t want to pay taxes TO the community in proportion to the amount you take FROM the community, you have… just in the past year alone done the following to just me:
Taken away my renter’s credit…$347
Cut my SSI by $37 per month….$444
AFTER THOSE TWO HUD raised my rent $11 a month based on my OLD income so:
Net loss due to rent increase….$132
That’s just the big stuff… this could go on all day, actually. But I’m not even going to try to start explaining to you how the cost of living increases… which I figure have added at least another 200-300 bucks to my annual decrease in discretionary income… affect your victims, those of us to whom $100… a mere tip to the wait staff in the fancy places you frequent if you’re feeling in a particularly expansive mood… is 10% of our total monthly income.
Just those major cuts listed above have already produced a net loss of over $900… roughly 9%… which exceeds even the pay cuts you’re inflicting on rank and file state employees… of my meager annual income which had just crossed the $10k a year line.
And now, I’ll be dipped if you aren’t telling me that I’m going “need” to suffer even MORE losses because you “nobles” need even MORE money and MORE power to do whatever it is you nobles do with all that money and power you already have and you’re perfectly content to once again ignore or pretend to misread the will of the majority because they voted down your phony propositions last month.
I told you all that so I could ask you this: Just how much more are those that have virtually nothing going to have to give up simply so that you and your yacht club friends… who already have more than they or ensuing generations of their larva could possibly spend in several lifetimes… can have more?
“The rich get richer and the poor get poorer“, already an insult to poor working people everywhere that had to have been penned by some rich, useless flipping parasite… maybe a stock broker or financial adviser… is being taken to some major extremes here, don’t you think? Or do you even think about it at all? That’s the billion dollar question, eh?
I DO think about it. I think about it every time I look in my pantry or open my electric bill or get put on yet another medicine to prolong my “useless” life. But I think about it in ways that would never occur to you and he Sacramento Mafia
I think about how I’m sick and tired of being a pawn in the rich people’s games that you and your friends seem to love to play among yourselves. You’re not doing zip for 95% of the people in this state… you’re simply serving yourself and your 5% friends at the expense of that 95% and you might as well drop the BS and “The people have spoken” rhetoric… because you’re obviously either lying or you totally misinterpreted what the”people” were saying. Just admit it… you people play these games with the rest of us just because you can and it “amuses” you to do so.
And give us a category of our own for sending these totally useless messages that will never be seen by anyone but some clerk or intern monitoring the email and most of all… do NOT send that canned flipping email thing that says the “governor is very concerned, yadayada” . Those things are a total flipping insult to anyone above about the second or third grade. If you’re going to ignore me again, have enough respect NOT to lie to me about it, OK?