GOOD MORNING FRIENDS AND FAMILY;
It is time for another of "BOY IS BILL PISSED" articles.
This one is a biggy so pay attention and pass it along.
PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH YOUR FRIENDS, FAMILY, ENEMIES, ANYONE YOU CAN THINK OF. IT IS IMPORTANT BIG TIME!!!!!!
So here goes;
10 days ago "Congress and via the Social Security Administration" made the glorious announcement that;
"EVERYONE ON SOCIAL SECURITY WILL BE GETTING A 1.7% (that is one point seven percent) increase to their social security check starting January 1st of 2015."
"WOW WHOOPEE FANTASTIC AND TOTAL BULL SHIT".
What that 1.7% does is raise people anywhere from $12.10 per month (that is in my status area) to a max of $18.63 per month (Mona's area). They should have also added "DON'T LOOK A GIFT HORSE IN THE MOUTH AND BE GRATEFUL", however even congress and the SSA can't be that damn dumb.
They neglect to add what happens;
"SO I WILL".
Lets talk my $12.10 Social Security Increase then we will proceed to Mona's. First off I will be 73 in February.
(1) Bill's $12.10 added to his social check of $735.00 per month, puts me over the no-co pay Veterans Administration minimum limit by THIRTY FIVE CENTS. So now my VA prescriptions will cost me $125.00 per mo. BTW I get $130.00 VA DISABILITY but they deduct $25.00 per month for a supposed billing error in 2002 where they did not charge what they were supposed to charge.
ALSO I HAVE BEEN FIGHTING THE VA SINCE 1970 for PTSD disability + an increase in a ZERO COMPENSATION HEARING DISORDER, which they are finally going to modify the hearing problem (sometime within the next year that one will be changed, it has only been going on since 2002).
But that is only one of the partial wonderful things that will happen. In OREGON if your combined household social security and disability income is less than a specific figure you can apply for and receive assistance with your utility bills. With Mona and myself that means we have been receiving $35.00 assistance on Electric, $22.50 assistance on Water and Sewer, and $8.75 on Natural gas. This will go away at midnight January 1st 2015.
(When I was a Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff they did not deduct or pay into Social Security nor did the car dealers of California)
NOW LETS TALK MONA's SOCIAL SECURITY INCREASE OF $18.63. This one puts us out on the street" SERIOUSLY and it also eliminates her medical and hospitalization insurance completely.
We were receiving medical insurance assistance of $203.00 per month + Prescription coverage. Mona could get medical care, hospitalization and med's as she needs them. On January First 2015 when her social security increase $18.63 kicks in we will be over that limit by "TWENTY ONE CENTS AND THEN THE FOLLOWING WILL HAPPEN".
(1) NO INSURANCE SO NO MEDICAL CARE FOR MONA
(2) WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PAY OUR HOUSE PAYMENT AND UTILITIES SO WE WILL HAVE TO MOVE. -- THAT MEANS BUTTERCUPS DEER HAVEN WILL CEASE TO EXIST, and the deer will become targets for every hunter in the Willamette Valley
(3) In addition as I will not be able to afford INTERNET ACCESS "THE MS STUMBLE AND FALL SOCIETY" will cease to exist, unless some one is willing to take it over and protect the family.
BTW: Mona's Social Security Check is now $1,096.00. + Bill's (mine) SS $735.00 + Bill's net VA disability check $105.00 + PLUS THE MAJOR JOINT SOCIAL SECURITY INCREASE OF $30.73 on January 1st of 2012
MAKE A TOTAL INCOME OF $1,966.73
Let's talk primary existing budget: House payment $1,095 (Mona's check does not even cover it) Monthly utilities $312.50 Now add the health insurance premium for Mona after Jan 1st 2015 of $203.00 just calculate.
OHHHHHHHHH BTW, I forgot to add Mona (who will be 78 in February) has Alzheimer's and is 100% disabled but since she is over 65 "TOUGH SHIT" wasn't working when diagnosed so no help there. The reason she wasn't working was two aneurysm surgeries for ruptured arteries in her brain..
I am her care giver 24/7 except when she is at the adult day care 3 days a week (which will also go away after January 1st) so I can not work. I am not asking for pity:
I AM ASKING YOU UNDERSTAND AND VOTE THESE ASSHOLES OUT OF OFFICE. MAKE THEM GO AWAY.
SO DEAR READERS, FRIENDS and FAMILY, One other little gem, Congress voted themselves a 3% raise again as well as expense increase of 1.7%.
GET YOUR ASS OFF THE COUCH AND VOTE.
Bill Bennett, PhD
2812 NW Monterey Place (yes this is how Monterey is spelled in Corvallis)
Corvallis, OR 97330-3436
Founder and Sr. Administrator of
"The MS Stumble and Fall Society" Family
Buttercups Deer Haven (Save the Deer Project)
October 25th, 2015 10:57 AM PST
(BTW Spell check says everything is OK! So don't bug me with any errors you may think you find )
All readers have my permission (in fact I encourage and BEG) to copy and forward
this article and page to all of your email readers and friends. (wpb)