That was said to the tune of Fuck the PoLees.
I finished applying for welfare yesterday. My "ten days to get in the documentation" included four weekend days, and a bout of the real true flu. When I asked for an extension, I was given an extra day, which didn't quite cut it. So I dropped off the last of the forms I was able to get and asked for one more day to get the last one, and told them I couldn't find my SS card but that they definitely have a copy of it already.
The supervisor responded with a note saying they need the SS card anyway, and they need the last form, and the case will be denied, as I had already been "given an extension."
So I asked the go-between to please get back the ten documents I had already turned in, bc I would simply reapply right now and would be that prepared anyway at the new interview.
INSTEAD, upon hearing I wanted the docs back to reapply...
the supervisor came out and said, "ok we don't need your SS card, and here is a form you can fill out in lieu of giving us the last document."
I want you to let that sink in.
For LESS than 420 dollars a month (bc i do have some income) that hateful person was going to deny me for "reasons" she very obviously knew were not valid.
And so you ask me to vote for Hillary Clinton.
And the more understanding among you cite the SCOTUS as the reason.
I am not swayed by the SCOTUS.
No SCOTUS is going to overturn Roe v Wade. Instead, family planning will simply quietly take more and more hits, as it has during the past 8 years, with a president who is supposedly a democrat, and who has made moderate appointments. Birth rates will go up, as they already are, among the poor. Four states already have only one abortion clinic. Many have statutes making it nearly impossible to get an abortion. Planned Parenthood is cut to the gills.
We ALREADY have a law - completely ignored - that says an abortion should not be prohibitively hard to obtain. YET in both Dakotas (HUGE states) and Missouri and Mississippi there are only one clinic each. Call me crazy, but I think that travelling clear across a Dakota is prohibitive for many.
In a recent article stating how tough the SCOTUS women were being during an abortion case, they were DEBATING if 200 miles one way is an obstructive distance to travel. Well, for those of us with helicopters, it's probably no problem.
Hillary has said she could compromise on abortion.
There are no reasonable gun safety laws coming to this country any time soon. Will the New SCOTUS, if appointed by Cruz or Trump, will it make Concealed Carry Mandatory? No. Nor is any other Supreme Court going to make us any safer - accept that.
Will the new SCOTUS LOWER the minimum wage? Currently 7.25 an hour. 6.25 an hour with taxes taken out. It will be another blog where I figure out for you how many hours people have to work at minimum wage to do basic things.
Remember when groceries went up when gas prices were more than double what they are now? Because: shipping? Well, gas prices have come down 50%, grocery prices not at all. Grocery stores are scary places these days.
Is another SCOTUS going to make minimum wage 15 dollars an hour effective next year or the next? Nope. Best case would be it goes to 15 an hour by 2020 or so. I think 2021, most likely.
Is Hillary going to appoint people that will overturn Hobby Lobby? Hillary gonna appoint people that will manage the costs of Pharmaceuticals? She going to appoint a SCOTUS that will legalize marijuana?
Will the new SCOTUS outlaw private prisons, and their slave labor for For Profit Companies? Will it?
All you people talking in your shocked fearful voices as if it is SO OBVIOUS.
What do you think they are going to do? Overturn gay marriage? I sincerely doubt it but IF THEY DO, my need to have a job that puts milk on the table trumps that for me.
My need for ALL THE KIDS I KNOW TO FEEL THEY HAVE A FUTURE trumps that concern. But again, i don't see that happening. Imagining them repealing civil rights is not reasonable. They will simply continue, as they have been doing all along, to weaken any protections offered.
Do we think Cruz's or Trump's SCOTUS is going to make us wear Muslim stars? No, it isn't.
I am asking you a real question - what DO YOU THINK the SCOTUS is going to do that is so very very important that I should sell my soul to the devil and pull the lever for Hillary?
Obama was vetting a dude whose best victories included winning a case for Exxon and winning a union-busting case.
No thanks - we can get someone like that from the Repub president.
You people say "moderate."
I say, "I am hungry. Today. I see hunger around me, every day."
I don't have time for increments, and the kids who are turning to heroin in droves bc they see no future for themselves? They don't have time for incremental health care.
Welfare gives 420 dollars a month max to someone, to live on. That is to cover everything - because if you earn a dollar, you lose a dollar. Welfare here in the Hudson Valley pays 420 dollars a month total. Housing, shampoo, toilet paper, transportation, telephone. 420 a month.
Minimum wage is 7.25 an hour, no places hire full time, and many places no longer allow you to have TWO part time jobs - the one part time job wants you available at all times. You know that, right?
And we are going to talk about increments? And imaginary SCOTUS appointments made by Hillary that leave us, 5 years or 10 years down the road - the time when all the kids I know should be starting families - leave us better off?
Not under Hillary's SCOTUS, it ain't gonna happen.
Again - my sincere question to you - what do you think a SCOTUS appointed by Hillary is going to do that is so important that I should vote for her? I want full examples - I am not a political scientist - there might be many things I don't know about that you do, and you can educate me.
What's it gonna do, undo all the quasi-Jim Crow laws that have come up in recent years? That would be worth a lot. That would be meaningful. But again, wouldn't giving all the people who are affected by the quasi-Jim Crow laws, wouldn't giving them all a living wage have a huge effect on every single day?
Wouldn't dismantling private prisons, wouldn't that help their every single day?
You think a new SCOTUS will pass a law that when a cop shoots someone, it must be investigated by an independent outside source? Doubt it.
Things are bad in this country, perhaps far worse than plenty of you realize. The transfer of wealth to the top did not happen incrementally. In the time it took our kids to go from Kindergarten to 12th grade, the value of a college education was lost, bc there ARE NO JOBS for college graduates to get. That wasn't incremental.
And it was ALL WALL STREET. ONE HUNDRED PERCENT, with, of course, the backing of our government.
And Hillary is Wall Street.
I need Bernie now, and my kid needs Bernie now, and all the kids I see on the streets, another one dead last week, another one slit his wrists this week - they need Bernie now.