I don't understand how people can, on the one hand, say that the government should stay out of people's private lives, but on the other hand demand drug testing for people who get food stamps or other aid. Isn't that also an invasion of people's privacy?
I'm so tired of double standard thinking. Why am I, who DO receive what is considered federal welfare (SSI) considered to be a drug user who needs to be tested because I am probably gaming the system for dope money?
I am so close to just having my phone turned off, and not leaving my house any more. Too many of my friends look at me and consider me a leech and a deadbeat and a bum and a drain on their tax dollars, and I can't even stand up for myself, because some of them have gone so far as to tell me hey, enjoy my tax money!
Well. FEH on that. I paid one heckuva lot of taxes during my younger years, what with being married to people in top tax brackets WHO FOR THE RECORD DIDN'T ITEMIZE TO AVOID PAYING THEIR FAIR SHARE. Far more than SSI will ever give to me, that's for sure. Far more than most of my "friends" who consider me pond scum in the financial lake have paid.
I hate my life. I hate attitudes that consider me to be less than equal.
I'm disabled. I didn't CHOOSE this garbage. My husband is disabled, and guess what? He didn't choose it either. Nor do a HUGE amount of other people collecting welfare and food stamps and medicaid.
But hey, let's assume that all of us are druggies, out to get more drug money.Originally posted on http://j3nny3lf.dreamwidth.org - but you can comment either here or there. I prefer HERE!