Category Archives: They’d Rather We Just Die

I am writing a book that I hope will help people survive during the period between when they become disabled and they begin to receive benefits.

Ed Roberts, first severely disabled student admitted to UC Berkeley

This is the time of the year to celebrate Ed Roberts’s birthday. Ed was admitted to UC Berkeley after one of the faculty members said, “We tried cripples before and it didn’t work.” Schoolwork wasn’t a struggle, but keeping up … Continue reading

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Bloviating Buchanan Rises Again: or is it could it be DANA CARVEY’S GRUMPY OLD MAN?

http://www.bradenton.com/2015/09/13/5987577_buchanan-talks-social-security.html?rh=1 Braden dodges questions then wonders why people don’t believe politicians. But Buchanan was more prepared to talk about the Iran deal and why he is opposed. Having taken a symbolic vote against the Iran deal on Friday, Buchanan explained … Continue reading

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Senator Rand Paul’s appalling views on disabled people clash with the facts 6 ways

This opinion about the disabled is disgraceful and embarrassing. Rand Paul wants to divide Social Security recipients by demonizing Americans living with disabilities – “You know, over half the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts. Join the club.” … Continue reading

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Reminiscence is good for us, they say

It was a nightmare growing up with a depressive mean alcoholic mother and a depressive father. Then, when I was 8, mother married a sociopathic monster, a con-man so low he rustled cattle. He would wake my younger sister and … Continue reading

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SSDI approval rates lowest in 5 years

The approval rate for people seeking Social Security Disability Insurance benefits has dropped to its lowest level in five years, according to Allsup, the nation’s premier disability representation company ®. “It’s becoming increasingly difficult for people with disabilities to receive … Continue reading

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Disability Benefits

Athena Bryan, Brown Political Review, Nov. 15, 2013 That there are citizens who would get enraged by the portrait of worn-down and jobless workers gaining relief from the social welfare system is an unfortunate reality of the current political climate. … Continue reading

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