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Speakout 8/23

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dipping in the funds

You people keep talking about these people drawing Social Security and it won't be there for you. Social Security is not the government's money. That money was paid in by workers and they have worked all their life. And when they reach the age that they are ready to retire, it should be the people's money. If you want to blame anyone, blame the government, the president. They keep dipping into Social Security money and won't leave it alone. Now if they would pay Social Security back all the money they took out, there would be plenty of money to draw. But they don't want to do it. It's really the people's money. Money they took out of your paycheck each week for 40 or 50 years, and you should be able to retire. There's nothing we can do about it. We worked long and hard for it and we should be able to draw it now.

Thanks to the Mississippi County sheriff in Charleston. I called about a county road that needed mowing and the job was done immediately. Thanks again.

I'm just watching KFVS right now and Lauren Keith is live at the Kelly School in Benton. Thanks to the cuts to Medicare and Medicaid to the older people, the younger generation can enjoy a new air conditioned building. Must be nice! When I went to school years ago they weren't cutting Medicare and Medicaid and we had a building that didn't have air conditioning. We had box fans. These young people are getting to enjoy a life that these older people never had.

I have a relative who lives in the Wendell Apartments. This relative is handicapped and must rely on family members to take them to medical appointments, shopping and weather permitting, just to go on leisure rides. This relative does not own a car due to their handicap. Just recently Wendell Apartments has issued a directive to make each apartment occupant get a sticker to park in front of the building. There are 34 spots for about 80 occupants, which means each occupant does not have front parking. There are five handicapped parking spots and 29 permit only parking spaces. The occupants have decided to park in these five handicapped spaces, leaving people who are picking up handicapped family members to either park in no parking areas or illegally park in these spaces that are for permit parking with the threat that their car will be towed. My relative is not able to get into a vehicle unless there is enough space on both sides of the car to allow the wheelchair to get access to the vehicle's front seat. This is not fair to the occupants who pay their rent and do not use any of these spaces everyday, but just occasionally when the situation requires them leaving their home. I think something should be done. My suggestion would be, let the occupants park in the permit only parking spaces and leave the five handicapped designated spaces open for family of occupants who are caregivers and need access to these spaces to take family members to appointments.

I have recently moved back to the area. I have recently been divorced. I was just wondering if there was any place single parents can meet, other than bars. Good Christian people with other likes and things like that.