Disability Caucus Open Thread 11/11/2016: We Don't Matter
You know, I'm tempted to punch the next person I see right in the mouth with the response to Trump's victory, but that wouldn't do any good. So I'll just explain why it is I personally don't give a damn about this.
After reading the bit about Paul Ryan wanting to pull the plug on grandma at the Orange Shitcan, I have this to say:
Everything (...almost) that Hillary's most ardent and idiotic supporters feared in the Walking Hairpiece and the Republican idiots in congress has already happened over the last 40 years with regard to Social Security and Medicare short of privatizing them. In some ways, Medicare was already privatized via Medicare Advantage. You know, part of the oh so great 'Affordable Care' Act.
Being that I have lived my entire life neurologically, physically and developmentally impaired due to dry birth and birth injury, it's pretty safe to say that the system has failed me and many others like me in more than a few ways. I can also be certain that a Clinton presidency would have made things worse because Hillary had already promised cuts to both SS and Medicare.
Those aren't the only things that get shit on, though. Services like Voc Rehab also feel the pain of the constant slashing by both parties and yet we're told it's because Republicans. Well, from where I'm standing, neither party has done anything meaningful when it comes to people with disabilities and employment, housing, education, etc., so as far as I'm concerned, the Clintonites at the Orange Shitcan and all other sites can go to Hell.
I'm not an activist. I'm not a leader. I'm just a guy who'd like to be included for once. Apparently, that doesn't matter. We never mattered. And it seems we never will no matter who's in charge.
See ya around,