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Don Young

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  1. Well the sad part is. Very few said welcome to the boards. Instead decided to do what most of you complained about me. Bringing in politics. So I guess the main reason I came here, and all of you are here is mute. Yes I read lots of posts before joining. And I wanted to make it clear of who I am. I'm proud to be me. I've worked hard most of my life. I have a wife of 34 years and 2 grown kids doing well with their lives. I'm not saying I'm perfect, but I strive everyday to be more Christ like. I've not cast judgement on any of you, but many of you have cast judgement on me. Why because I'm a Republican? Or is it that I said I would defend my beliefs? Either way I came here. For something we all have in common. 

  2. i would also like to know why a voter (who is on foodstamps or ssi or medicare) would support republicans who want to get rid of or drastically cut medicare, medicaid, social security, welfare, food stamps.

     

    its not a bad question, ANHEMP. its also not a DEM vs REP question. its an honest question.

     

     

    still waiting for an answer.

     

     

    even obama tried to cut social security and medicare in his 2014 budget.

    http://money.usnews.com/money/retirement/articles/2013/04/29/how-the-chained-cpi-affects-social-security-payments

     

     

    trumps budget cuts are going to hurt the people on SSD:

     

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/eriksherman/2017/05/23/trump-budget-does-cut-social-security-and-medicaid-breaking-major-promises/

     

    Having been through the process and know others who are. Many that are shouldn't be. Many that should be give up. They run you into the ground. Until doctor make the decisions on health care and disability, things will never change in the area. As in everything in life. There is good and bad, fair and unfair. Some see no problem taking what they shouldn't. While others won't take what they need.

  3. I don't see how someone can join an on-line discussion board and say, "I'm politically active. And most of you will not like the fact that I'm a republican. So we may go toe-to-toe some time over issues. That's okay though. I don't mind getting into heated debates." and then feel attacked.  I don't believe the OP felt attacked.

     

    But this is how it goes.  A person who inserts politics into a discussion should be prepared to actually discuss - not just throw out an opinion and take his ball and go home when someone disagrees.

     

    So, I'll comment on this:  " I'm for everyone who earns money to keep their money. If you rich, I'm glad you are. Chances are your providing something that give people that aren't a opportunity to make some money. If your one that don't like what they pay. Then find another job that will pay you better."

     

    This sort of philosophy doesn't fit our rigged system.  Wealthy folks buy votes and get wealthier.  This is how we in Michigan were faced with the possibility of a single individual (Maddie Moroun, owner of the Ambassador bridge) continuing to monopolize the busiest international trade route in North America.  Trump's grandfather made the family fortune ($250 million) through sweetheart federal deals to provide housing in post WWII NYC.  Donald Trump himself has even bragged that his donations to political candidates bought him favors.

    Only two types provide jobs. People with money and the government. If your not in one of those groups then you work for or live off of one of them. I would rather work than live off of what I now have to. And if Trump's daddy left him money or not. He creates jobs for people. And as he told Hillary, "you passed the law that I just took advantage of". Both parties make bad laws. It's not a one sided thing. And I never said I agree with everything republicans do, I just said I'm one. 

  4. Probably should take this somewhere else where it's better appreciated:

     

     I don't mind getting into heated debates. It's about all I got left. 

    Well before I signed up. I've seen other political posts. So if people want to debate, that's fine with me. People want to curse me, that's fine also. I'm a big boy. At least I'm upfront about who I am. You people don't want me here. I have no problem, with that. I'll just go on about my merry way. After all my dealings with the government. I don't trust most of them. And now-a-days any time a D and R get together it's heated. Why because there is so much division in this country. Just watch the news for 1o mins and anyone can see that.

  5. Treat medical marijuana with respect and you will go far here. 

     

    Starting right off with 'weed' doesn't give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.  After all it's done for us. 

     

    Your political views are different than mine. But hey, it's America! Majority rules and freedom of speech. 

     

    It is what it is. I'm not into shooting down every newby that comes here with different views. Everyone one of them could just be a 

     

    shill for some right wing wacko who enjoys kicking up some dust and fighting.  We have new posters that come here to do just that. 

     

    If you came here just for that then you might as well leave now. We are on to the bots sowing discord here in America. It's going to

     

    be 'job one' for a while to cure that.

     

    If medical marijuana is truly why you came here you will do fine. Probably better to stay away from politics for your first hundred

     

    posts (at least). You already fudged up on that one. 

    I'm not afraid of who I am. I worked my whole life to be me.  :rolleyes: I'm not here to "kick up dust or fight". But I won't loose my beliefs for anyone here either. I'm always' open for debate. Much better than the what we have been seeing going on across the country.

     

    As far as weed goes. I hope I can learn from some that share their usage with others. Like until last week I didn't know anything else but smoking and eating it. Would love to hear about these other forms and how well they work.

  6. If you got SSI and not SSDI, it means you didn't work enough and didn't pay into Social Security enough. So,... big government(welfare) is paying you $735 and giving you free healthcare, and food stamps, instead of you getting zero dollars and zero healthcare. 

     

    You preach bootstraps yet you are the scum you seem to hate.  *shrug*  Republicans are cutting your healthcare. Cutting your Food stamps. Lowering any yearly increase to your $735. And, they added a nice provision so that you will have to go through yearly reconfirmation of disability instead of every 3-7 years, and you know what a pain in the butt that can be. They think YOU specifically are not actually disabled.

     

    I will never understand republican mentality.

     

    You are the reason as a society we come together and help each other. It makes us stronger. We use government, ya know, Constitutional government to pitch in together to make sure people like you at least get a few bucks to help ya out.

     

    Yea,... I will never get it. Deluding yourself to some standard you cannot even live up to,  never even pulled up your own bootstraps and worked, and complain about "big government`" that is currently saving your life out of the goodness of society.

     

    And ya vote Republican. The exact people who want to take away what little you have. They want to phase out SSI. They want to phase out Medicaid.  And where does that leave you?

     

    Astonishing....

     

    p.s.  Can you explain it to me?

    Well ya see I have paid into the system. Until I became disabled anyways. But this wonderful government of ours did give me what was due me. Strung me along until my credit became invalid and then allowed me to have SSI(after all I'm privileged). So I paid "my fare share", but didn't get the benefits I paid into. That's whats wrong with all insurancew. Not to mention that lawyers are making medical decisions, instead of doctors. Who the hell thought that on up?

     

    So have you read the new healthcare bill? It's only 124 pages instead of over 10,000 pages. By the way that's almost 1 1/2 tree per bill printed. House of Representatives 435, Senate 100 plus copies to their staff. Not to mention thousands to the public. So if you care about the environment, where''s your outrage about ACA destruction of trees?

  7. Hello to you, and you, and you. Ohh and you too. I'm new to this legal aspect of marijuana. After a fall in 2009 I started getting chronic neck pain. in six months I was no longer able to work. After fighting for my SSDI for 5 1/2 years they gave me SSI instead :mad:. Been on pain meds since 2010. Was taking 25mg morphine er and vicodine 10/325 x 4/day. When I moved to NY I had a hard time getting my medical changed and went without anything for months. Started smoking weed on recommendation from a family member. Other than smoking some as a teen I really hadn't given it any thought. 

     

    Well I found with my issues it was doing a better job than the pain meds. Plus I could control my dosage better. I take 5-10 mg oxycodone as needed, as some pain weed just don't help but the oxy does. Now I moved to Michigan in Feb this year. Staying with a friend. Due to his job, I won't use weed until I'm certified. Got a appointment with SOHAI next week. I've already sent them my past 3 years worth of medical records. As I have lots of records and printing them all out would be a major pain in the rear. I have a lot more going on than just neck pain. That what just the beginning.

     

    I'm politically active. And most of you will not like the fact that I'm a republican. So we may go toe-to-toe some time over issues. That's okay though. I don't mind getting into heated debates. It's about all I got left. If you have been through what I've been through, you'd understand why big government needs to go away.  I'm for everyone who earns money to keep their money. If you rich, I'm glad you are. Chances are your providing something that give people that aren't a opportunity to make some money. If your one that don't like what they pay. Then find another job that will pay you better. As for me, I'm stuck on SSI getting $735/mo. I have little to no chance of getting better. Unless God reaches out and heals me.

     

    May you all be blessed,

    Don

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