On several website comment sections I have been accused of being a "Freeloader" because both my wife and I are receiving legitimate Social Security Disability benefits and I also receive Veterans Disability Compensation from a service connected disability. The truth of the matter is that when my wife and I receive this money we spend it. We have hired private contractors to do the work around the house that we can no longer do. We also had to hire a pool service to keep our pool clean and a yard cleaning crew to clean our property. We also give money to our church that helps to keep a dozen people employed. We buy our groceries and pay our utility bills and taxes helping to keep the copmmunity alive during these hard times.

Like unemployment insurance, the money that we have already paid into Social Security, is being spent, not banked, stimulates the local economy. Do not under any circumstances believe that people who are unemployed in this economy are lazy druggies, they are just the unfortunate who saw their jobs outsourced and off-shored.

If it was not for the resistance of the Republican minority, we could have had a larger stimulus program and actually started to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. This would be a well needed investment on America. As long as the tax laws continue to favor the rich and powerfull this will never happen I'm afraid.


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