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Jennifer E. Thomas
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It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005


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Jennifer E. Thomas [userpic]
I don't understand

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!

Borderline symptom of the day: angryangry

fuck that. fuck THEM. those pople who say shit like that are not your friend. fuckers.

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!

People who say cruel things like that are NOT your friends.

Tell them you'd gladly give back their tax money if they'll take your disability with it.

We itemize so we DO pay our fair share and not someone else's too. It is in one's best interest to be as exact as possible.

You're right in that it is hypocritical to require drug testing for those on welfare or other governmental assistance.

I don't think less of you or Sam because you're both on disability. I'm likely considered disabled now, too, so I can't really point fingers.

There's people who itemize properly, then there are people who itemize in such a way that they're scamming the system themselves, you know? I have NO problem with the people in the first group.

I hate people. Sam and I are moving out of Ponder this fall. Leaving our church, leaving our community. We're not wanted here as we are.

I figure I lived off other peoples' tax money for several years while I was a college student, so it's only fair that other people live off of mine.

That is so very sad. Don't let a few run you out of what has become your home. People who know you and care about you don't feel this way. Sam, when he gets his degree will, no doubt become a "very productive member of society". Whatever that means. I know people who make lots of money and pay lots of taxes who are a complete waste of air.

Love and lots of gentle hugs, along with pots of tea and scones with butter and honey.

fuck the lot of them

People who say that shit are NOT your friends. Your friends are the people who truly love and accept you as you are. And anyone who would say such cruel things about you and Sam can stick it where the sun will never shine, not even with an autopsy.

I'm proud to count myself as one of you're friends. And humbled that you consider me one of yours.

I know you love your church, and the fact that Sam has found a home there as well. But I also know the way people can behave when they feel that you might be getting something that they can't.

My disability cannot be seen - so I get a lot of that sort of comment as well. And I know how much they hurt, especially coming from people you have considered friends.

I hope that you will be able to connect with some people in the church and the community who are more reasonable, and are able to see the good in everyone, the way you do.