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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

The Gestapo time of year

It's called healthcare! They open enrollment at the end of the year just before tax time. This way you won't be fined the following year. So, for now, I will get a fine. If I was in a church I could be exempt of the fine. Some clause about if you are against abortion and the pill you're exempt but it has to come from a church. I don't believe in abortion or the pill and had eight kids to prove it but apparently, it is only clusters of belief and not singular religious beliefs that count. I can't find a church to honor a written paper the Market people told me exist to convince the powers that be of my belief system. I guess I'll write my own declaration and see if that works. I considered turning Amish but I'm not sure I can meet the standards at this age.
I did my dutiful part calling that Marketplace to see what it would cost me and when giving my poverty (yes very low annual income) they asked if I could afford $110.00 a month. WTF????? NO!
I'm thinking Rent, Heat, Elec, the Internet (must have for work because everything is on the internet like just applying for a job these days), Cell phone (must have for my traveling job), Car payment (must have for my traveling job) and car insurance. Then there is gas for the car, hair shampoo, dish detergent, Toilet paper, cleaning supplies for home and that list can go on. All that for survival. I could get rid of my car but that would cost me my job that would cost me my home....But, I would be insured to see a doctor that I only see about once every ten years. Doesn't seem fair. If I live on the street I would need medical because I am sure my health would decline to sleep in the cold eating garbage.
It wasn't always like this!
When I was young and had half dozen kids under my foot I had more money than I do now that all are grown. I pondered this. I had Rent, Phone, Elec. You didn't have to pay heat or water or trash when renting. Cable was optional and I still don't have it. TV is a waste of intelligence. (Remember when TV was free!) Car insurance was not mandatory to have a registered automobile. There was no internet or cell phones ruling life as it is now. Life was free and less expensive. Oh yes, and drinking water came from the faucet, not a purchase of bottled water every week. When we pay for water now it is only to bath and do dishes with. You can't drink it anymore so you really pay for water twice. I have a headache just thinking about how complicated survival has become in America. Survival meaning just having a roof above your head with a toilet below you're ass.
And now we add Health Insurance to the list of mandatory survival costs.
I was really excited when my daughter offered to help pay my car off. This would happen around Feb. only months away and I would be freed up a few hundred dollars. I might be able to buy food on a regular basis at least. Nope. No Miss American, the government wants EVERYTHING! So now I simply replace a car payment with healthcare. If anything in my life goes wrong..like say...car repairs, or a move to another apartment I will have no tucked away savings because my healthy body could break down at anytime at any moment as it could have for the past 54 years and didn't. Still, we should prepare. The way I see it is that we are preparing to die rather than live. I just can't afford both. That is the key, Afford!
I do want health insurance. I'm not totally stupid. I understand that anything can happen at anytime and if it really was Affordable healthcare I would get it. But I can not afford $100.00 a month or more (for some it goes up to $600.00) with my other mandatory expenses. I suppose now that I'm done being a mom I could go to collage in an attempt at a job that pays enough to cover these costs while I incur a educational cost that will last the rest of my lifetime and god forbid I am unemployed for any amount of time then.
How does it end? In the same place I am now. Poverty. If I supersede these conditions they will just come up with something else to push me back down anyway.
I mean they are charging for air to breath now, right?

Friday, November 27, 2015

Free food

I remember years ago during my divorce before Daddy was forced to pay child support while I worked sixty hours a week (yes 6 days a week, 10 hours a day) to solely support my six kids with out food stamps, assistance, or daddy dearest I once went to a church for food.
Just once, way back then.
This is what happened. My best friend who worked 40 hours a week while supporting her 4 children along with myself with 6 used to pull our food together every Sunday and make the kids a Sunday dinner. Two single moms and 10 children sat around a big table like it was a holiday each Sunday. We chose Sunday because it was the only day we shared that we did not have to work. One Sunday while trying to figure out what we could make we lacked anything good. Lots of condiments but little in main plates. She mentioned a friend she had that was on food stamps but would also go to the local churches to get more food and why couldn't we? After all we are single working moms with a shit load of kids! To top it off we both left abusive relationships. How could we be denied, after all they give it to anyone right?
So off we set to beg for food but confident we were not begging because we never did this before and worked for a living. We even felt we deserved it more because of the same reason we did not feel we were begging. We found a church that was set up and prepared to do their part of Gods good work. We entered, our entire tribe, and announced very politely that we were in need of food. This week we paid bills leaving us with little if any food for our number of children. We smiled. They didn't.
Instead of arms wide open and with stern nearly accusing feature of their faces one woman asked as she was preparing a box for some other unfortunate "Are you on food stamps?"
We proudly announced "oh no, we work full time we are just stuck right now after paying the bills, we just need something to get through this week"
"Well" Said the woman matter of fact and with less compassion than expected "If you are not on food stamps we can't give you anything. Go apply and then come back."
We left stunned and in agreement that we would never humiliate ourselves like this again.
So unless you're receiving $300 a month in food stamps, while getting a reduced rate on you're fuel and electric bill or reduced rent at some housing project you can not get help from Gods servants. It isn't Gods fault, It is that institute called Church that I have come to discover has very little to do with God but more to do with self ego of it's members.
So now while the working man goes with out everything if they earn less than they need while the welfare, unemployed leaches get everything we are working for to give them, now in the year 2015 this same establishment will rub in my face the thousand of refugees that contribute nothing to my country, or ever has is also able to join the hand out side of society while my family, according to this experience, can do with out. After all, If I can afford Rent I shouldn't need help with food. If I can pay my bills then I can afford food. If I pay taxes for others to eat why do I need to eat?
Now I am not implying everyone is a bum who is on welfare. I have had to go on it in the past but I did rise above in a very short time, my daughter was on it also but only temporary and now a full time single working mom. I paid for my short duration and my daughter is paying for hers. Remember it IS our tax dollars from working that affords this luxury to those who have made a lifetime of it and the refugees that will as well, (if those refugees do not take our jobs in order to rise above their situation).
Think about it. I do every single time I pay my taxes and read the news. HERE