Why I hate the Government

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Ta Ta Toothy, May 23, 2015.

  1. Ta Ta Toothy

    Ta Ta Toothy Well-Known Member

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    The last couple of years have been rough on me, but I survived.

    The recession kicked my ass. Lost my business. My home. My car. My savings, etc., but I survived.

    In the past two years I lost my mom, my dad, one of my brother's and just last week my sister-in-law. The Reaper has been busy, but I survived.

    I myself was diagnosed with cancer. Spent most of last year in bed. Went through Chemo and radiation treatments and all that fun stuff. I'm thankfully in remission now. I survived.

    Since I've been unable to work I've applied for Social Security benefits. Yesterday I was denied for the second time. Okay, fine. I'll find a way to survive. I always do.

    Oh, I got a second letter from the government. This one was from my pals at the IRS telling me that I owe them $537 from 2013. I made barely made over $10,000 the year before because finding work was scarce. I did file and got a little money back. In 2013 I was dead broke, lived in my condo which was in foreclosure and didn't have electricity for 6 months because I couldn't pay the bill. I didn't ask for any handouts. I dealt with the cards I was dealt with...and I survived.

    Now, due to my illness I still don't have a job and I have a mountain of unpaid medical bills pilled up. I'm not crying about it, but Jesus Christ give me a fucking break. I've worked my whole life, paid my taxes, paid into social security and now that I need it, they tell me "Fuck off!". Fine, I'll still find some way to survive, but do you really have to kick me when I'm down on my knees struggling to get back up? Do the government really need the $537 which I ain't got? I guess Michelle needs some extra pocketbook money for another multi million dollar vacation (which the taxpayers have to cough up).

    Just to clarify about all the above shit that's happened to me. I'm not whining about it (seriously), so call off the "Waaaaaambulance" jokes. I still enjoy life. I don't let that shit get me down at all. I just fucking hate the fact that the government gets off shitting on the little guy. If I had just hopped over the boarder they'd probably give me everything I need and more. You know, because if you didn't actually pay into it you automatically go straight to the top of the list.

    Thanks Obama.

    Anyway, I'm still weak, but done with the chemo shit. Back to trying to find a job. One that will allow me time off to go to all the doctor appointments I still have. Plus, employers love hiring people in their late 50s. Yeah, I know, good luck to me (lol).

    Howard related because he wished cancer on all his enemies. :p
     
  2. Quality Control

    Quality Control dove Gold

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    I'm so sorry for all your troubles. It does sound like you've been handed a giant pile of crap to deal with. I hope things start looking up very soon and good luck with your job search.
     
  3. ohmicah

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    I haven't read anything like that since the book of Job.

    #tatatoothystrong
     
  4. TheJackiePuppet

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    Dude, so sorry to hear the struggles that you have been through. You are a case study in what public assistance was created for, to help a good hard working person get back on their feet. Instead we give it to generations that never worked a day for it or those that came over illegally. I don't know what I could do for you, but if you need anything let me know, even if its just to vent. Keep your head up and stay strong, for you it's just a setback, not an end all.
     
  5. Javaforgotme

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    I can't believe you are being turned down for Social Security. It might be worth it to find a legal specialist who can help you properly maneuver the system to get what you deserve. I have a couple of family members who went that route. Usually a paralegal who know the system better that the average person. It might cost you a few hundred - but if it gets you Soc Sec it will be worth it.

    I does sound like life has kicked your butt. I'm sorry to hear a fellow shedder going through hardship.

    I can recommend that you look outward and find a way to volunteer or help others with you time and talents. Giving of yourself has benefits that transcend common sense. You will feel better about life and it will get you out of your own head for a while. At least that's what it does for me.

    Wrt the gov - I agree, but the Repubs are as bad as the Dems. Obama has been much more friendly to those who want to redistribute wealth to benefit all. However the Repubs are doing nothing in Congress. It's all a shame.

    Find a specialist who can help you get your just deserves form the pile of money others have so much success accessing.

    Good luck. Peace.
     
  6. teehee

    teehee Friend Of The Friendless VIP

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    I agree with finding a legal specialist that deals with solely helping you get disability. It truly stinks..
    :hug:
     
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    FBI has admitted that the NSA is kinda worthless. FACT
     
  8. Limo Wreck

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    Yet Al Sharpton gets a pass from the IRS.
     
  9. Calloused Shins

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    Sucks man. I'd just start slangin herbs. By the way, I think you're displacing your anger at the wrong people. You think it'll all be better if a republican gets in office next? Anyhow, start thinking positive, start hustling, find yourself a fun chick, even if you're married and hopefully things will look up.
     
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  10. DogStar69

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    Try applying for SSI, I think it's easier to get than SSD and might lead to SSD. Send the IRS a letter explaining your situation and asking if you can hold off payments. Also if you are denied SSD you might be able to find a lawyer for free that SSD will pay for to try to get benefits.

    SSD is for permanent disability and I don't think cancer qualifies, but you should have reached out sooner looking for help and maybe someone would have directed you to the right place. There is no reason to live without electric, fuck the medical bills, don't even attempt to pay them, focus on rent,. food and utilities.
     
  11. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    Feel for you.
     
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    Also regarding the medical bills hospitals sometimes have programs for people who can't pay bills, there is a program I think called charity care, or find out how they can write it off , or worse case let them pile up, offer $10 a month payment, or file for bankruptcy in the future.

    I hope you got unemployment or disability payments thru your former employer while you were sick.

    and if you can collect SSD it's retroactive from the day you applied. I think once I read a rule about being over 50 and making that easier for you to qualify. Look to see if you can get food stamps/EBT/SNAP too.

    You might be able to ask for IRS forgiveness for a hardship case, I don't know how they work, or from future refunds, or offer tiny payments back
     
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    By the way it has nothing to do with Obama, or Michelle, same thing would have happened under Bush.
     
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    Your white privilege will see you through.
     
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    My wife got social security benefits from having MS. She had a lawyer who fought for her. After several appeals she got it. It was a long process. As others have said, get a lawyer.
    The government is good at giving money to people who don't want to work. Not so good with people who deserve it and need it.
     
  16. AllAboutHim Ed

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    Holy fuck dude, if you're still vertical after all that, you're a badass. Maybe you need to get an attorney involved for your ssi. If shit bags like Joey Boots can be on it, there has to be room for you. Best wishes and good luck.
     
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    AllAboutHim Ed #mypurpose VIP

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    GaryPuppet is going to turn that into something perverted.
     
  18. Jayla

    Jayla Ou ai-je l'esprit? Gold

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    Probably. :)
     
  19. N Copter

    N Copter Shot Dead Banned User

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    You should be proud of how you carried on. You acted like a man. Not a fucking half faggot guy.....you acted like a man.
     
  20. SorryBoff

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    Yeah this country blows. Hope things get better for ya.
     
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