You Think What I Wrote Yesterday Was Hyperbole? Check This Out

by Scott Creighton

Yesterday I wrote Obama’s Reactionary Attack on the Disabled is Followed Up by HUGE Unpayable Bills! Just Like Reagan did in the ’80s.  It was a reaction to my personal situation where I have been kicked off SSDI by a dishonest Administrative Law Judge, Judge Weakley, and have now been notified by the Social Security Administration that I owe them $34,000 and have to pay it by next week.

Upon further review, the title of yesterday’s article couldn’t have been more accurate. I found this today:

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Obama’s Reactionary Attack on the Disabled is Followed Up by HUGE Unpayable Bills! Just Like Reagan did in the ’80s

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE 2: You Think What I Wrote Yesterday Was Hyperbole? Check This Out

UPDATE: Please see important update at end of article

A month ago I wrote about how I have been caught up in a little known reactionary program approved by the republican congress and our neoliberal republican-light president Barack Obama. One that was designed to “save” Social Security by attacking disabled people and kicking them off SSDI benefits in HUGE numbers.

The program of continued disability review (CDR) was ramped up in 2014 when a neoliberal panel of technocrats were appointed to figure out how to “save” Social Security. What they decided to do was pump 1.4 billion EXTRA DOLLARS into the review program and speedily kick untold thousands of people off disability just as quickly as humanly possible.

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Matthew and the Tree of Shame May Conspire Against this American Everyman

by Scott Creighton

UPDATE: Matthew decided to track a little to the east and over here on the left coast of Florida, all we got was a little rain and a gust or two, but nothing big. The Tree of Shame stands tall and proud as I am still online and enjoying the finer things in life like electricity and the interwebs. Oh joy.

Turns out the prognostications about roving gangs of zombie Zika babies were premature. It was a premie. Haha. Sorry. I’m kind of upset about that. I was looking forward to seeing them attack all the over-dramatic weathermen standing out in the rain hoping for doomsday. Ah… maybe next year.

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Thank You All

Thanks to your help and that of family members, it looks like we’ll be OK for now. You’ve been very supportive and I can’t thank you enough. This thing hit us kind of hard with 5 days of notice and one way or another I will figure out a way to make ends meet next month… like everyone else does these days. Thanks for the advice, the donations and the moral support you guys supplied me with. It means a lot to know you guys are out there and got my back.

American Everyman is the Latest Victim of Neoliberal SSD “program integrity” Tidal Wave

by Scott Creighton

[see UPDATE at end of article]

The Wave of Integrity

Over the years of doing this I have learned that the hardest things to write about are those that are the most personal. The things that lay bare who I am and what I have become. How I live and how I lived up to the expectations I set for myself all those years ago is a point of contention for me. While I am proud of this work, I am not proud.

We are all impacted by social conditioning whether we want to admit it or not. Though no rational reading of my work over the past 9 years would lead anyone to conclude I am a follower or a conformist, I am not immune to the narcotic lure of the American Dream and the promise it holds of a better life just beyond the horizon.

As a result I am not inoculated against the shame of the failure to realize that dream or the dread that comes from seeing an awful nightmare replace it just beyond the skyline.

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