Hurricane Irma: It’s Already Begun

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by Scott Creighton

The technocrats and disaster capitalism vultures are barely settled down in east Texas when all of a sudden… Irma!

And for those of you who DON’T know, Florida and her neoliberalized government have been pushing the reactionary envelope just as far as they could in the last couple of years… and now… Irma is literally a gift from God for them.Can’t wait for more shitty for-profit schools and those wonder “free trade zones” where billionaires can become richer billionaires and poor displaced workers are slaves. God bless ‘Merika!

As expected and right on cue, the panic and over-reactions have already begun.

Above we see insurance company owners, after enjoying a full 12 years without Florida being hit by a major storm, hitting the bricks before the claims start rolling in.

Like that year we were hit with no less than three major hurricanes, you can expect a good part of those companies to fold and their owners head for non-extradition companies BEFORE Irma makes landfall if she continues on her projected path.

Anyway, you can rest assured my impoverished disabled ass will sit right here and ride it out no matter where it hits or how powerful it is when it does.

Couldn’t do otherwise anyway.

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Killing Us Softly: Here as it is in Britain, the War on the Disabled Carries On With Little to No Attention from the “Progressive” Left

by Scott Creighton

The war on the disabled has been going on in this current version, since Obama and congress passed a bill in 2013 which was very similar to the one Ronald Reagan passed in 1981 which was designed to kick people off Social Security Disability by the tens of thousands. That bill back in the early 80s killed thousands of people, just like left-cover Obama’s bill is doing right now.

I know because I am one of it’s victims. I write about it because I have to.

(I’ve written about this extensively and you can access the history of my writing on this subject under the “personal” and “war on the disabled” headings on the left side of the webpage.)

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War on the Disabled: Disabled Protesters Arrested for Staging “Die-In” Outside McConnell’s Office (videos)

“The only reasons these cuts to Medicaid are in this bill is to pay for tax breaks for the wealthiest Americans”

Well, that is true. But it’s also to defund Medicaid so they can create a crisis thereby giving them the opportunity to say “look, state-run programs don’t work, let’s privatize it” And they do this to all sorts of government programs like the Department of Education, the Post Office and the Veteran’s Administration.

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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Iain Duncan Smith ‘should resign over disability benefit death figures’, says Jeremy Corbyn

(I know for a fact that this process of reviewing disability claims in order to kick the disabled off of the worker’s insurance program they paid into their entire working lives (Social Security Disability) is taking place right here in the United States as well. I know because I am one of those being “reviewed” and am now in the final stages of a 19 month process waiting for my final hearing. In the UK they have been doing this since 2011 and they have found thousands of disabled people “fit to work” who ended up dying when they were forced to return to work by these neoliberal careerists who were tasked with reducing the numbers of people on disability in the UK. These Ayn Rand loving ghouls are literally kicking the sick and disabled out onto the streets to die.. cutting away the dead flesh of society, as they say. In their minds they are performing an Objectivist service for the nation. Kick out all they can possibly justify and the ones who are faking will go back to work and the ones who are really sick and disabled will die off thus “thinning the herd” and improving conditions for the rest. It is a monstrous ideology they hold and it is happening right here, right now, before our very eyes. Though I have been reluctant to report on my own experience with this process here in the states, I have decided I will do so for as long as I can.)

from the Independent

Iain Duncan Smith should resign after the release of statistics showing thousands of people died soon after being found fit to work in disability benefit tests, the frontrunner for the Labour leadership has said.

Jeremy Corbyn called for the Work and Pensions Secretary to step down, and said the Work Capability Assessments had left some disabled people in “despair”.

“He should never have been appointed. Yes, he should resign because these figures are so frightening and so disgusting,” he told a hustings event hosted by the Daily Mirror newspaper.

“I’ve had people with mental health difficulties as well as physical difficulties who are absolutely in despair because they’ve been declared fit for work and are absolutely not.”

The Department for Work and Pensions battled for months not to release the numbers, with Mr Duncan Smith at one point telling Parliament they did not exist.

But the statistics, released on the order of the Government’s transparency watchdog, show that between December 2011 and February 2014, 2,380 people died after their Work Capability Assessment told them they should start looking for work.

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