Wheelchair Warriors protest TrumpCare

If you’re a low-income individual OR a middle-low income person, TrumpCare proposes cuts in health care just for you. That means as one of 70 million Medicaid recipients, your benefits and/or benefits of a family member on Medicaid, will lose coverage.

Many disabled citizens covered under Medicaid may lose benefits. And the  cuts will affect seniors in nursing homes and those living independently.

The good news is, the rich will get tax breaks off your exclusion from a civil liberty, oh wait, the right to free healthcare is non-existent in the land of Liberty.

Read more below. Watch in the embedded video how the Wheelchair Warriors fought back last night in front of Sen. Mitch McConnell’s office.

Call, email, write your State Senators – use your voices for the force of good.

http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/inside-health-care-bill-trump-wanted-heart-he-didn-t-n775611?cid=par-xfinity_20170623

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

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Trump’s budget bites the disabled

The tag-line for this blog is: ‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Trump’s proposed budget dims our country’s long standing core belief for

humanitarianism

compassion

liberty and justice

for All.

Marking the disabled

Photo Credit: Victoria Kaloss

Read here how Trump plans to revamp the budget by placing the disabled in direct harm, truly life and death for one of our most vulnerable populations – mostly death.

Disability doesn’t discriminate even if our government does – just saying.

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-trump-disabled-20170522-story.html

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

 

Medicare is on the chopping block ~

Knowledge is power.

The current administration is planning on getting rid of Medicaid, medical services to the poorest Americans – and ‘privatizing’ Medicare.

What does this mean?  Sounds nice, regal – privatized health care for all.

Don’t be fooled.

The customer pays privately for medical services.

So since a majority of the seniors and the disabled live under, near or barley above the poverty line today, then medical services will NOT be accessible for them.

Which means, if you become disabled, or your parent(s) are entering retirement age, or you have a disabled sibling, or your grandmother can’t afford ‘privatized’ Medicare –

they will NOT have access to medical services.

Who needs medical services most?

Exactly.

We all age – so this relate to you too.

Disability does not discriminate – so this relates to you too.

This plan is elitist making Medicare ‘private’ for those who can afford it.

This is a trick – do not be fooled by the magicians behind and in front of the curtain.

Please do not ignore the politics of today.

Educate yourself on what exactly will/plans to be changed regarding health care in general and also specifically with Medicare/Medicaid because no matter what – you will grow older. And Medicare will be your medical care provider.

Call your local, state and Federal representatives. Email them. write them and call, call, call.

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

 

 

Sunday Poem ~

Rennetta Lewis

 

Yes, USVI – St. Croix Marched – below is a link to global stories on Women’s March ( major surprises how far this movement drove peaceful action)

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/21/politics/trump-women-march-on-washington/

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Be on the lookout for words on your windshield~

Inspiring poet, works with elementary kids who bring uplifting poetry right to your car ~

http://my.xfinity.com/video/this-windshield-poet-is-inspiring-others-one-line-at-a-time/808775747515/Comcast/NBCNews_new?cid=featurednews_sf_obamapresser&tab=news

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a n tion by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

Video

Sunday Poem ~

The Anti-Suffragists
Fashionable women in luxurious homes,
With men to feed them, clothe them, pay their bills,
Bow, doff the hat, and fetch the handkerchief;
Hostess or guest, and always so supplied
With graceful deference and courtesy;
Surrounded by their servants, horses, dogs, —
These tell us they have all the rights they want.
Successful women who have won their way
Alone, with strength of their unaided arm,
Or helped by friends, or softly climbing up
By the sweet aid of ‘woman’s influence’;
Successful any way, and caring naught
For any other woman’s unsuccess, —
These tell us they have all the rights they want.
Religious women of the feebler sort, —
Not the religion of a righteous world,
A free, enlightened, upward-reaching world,
But the religion that considers life
As something to back out of! — whose ideal
Is to renounce, submit, and sacrifice,
Counting on being patted on the head
And given a high chair when they get to heaven, —
These tell us they have all the rights they want.
Ignorant women — college-bred sometimes,
But ignorant of life’s realities
And principles of righteous government,
And how the privileges they enjoy
Were won with blood and tears by those before —
Those they condemn, whose ways they now oppose;
Saying, ‘Why not let well enough alone?
Our world is very pleasant as it is,’ —
These tell us they have all the rights they want.
And selfish women, — pigs in petticoats, —
Rich, poor, wise, unwise, top or bottom round,
But all sublimely innocent of thought,
And guiltless of ambition, save the one
Deep, voiceless aspiration — to be fed!
These have no use for rights or duties more.
Duties today are more than they can meet,
And law insures their right to clothes and food, —
These tell us they have all the rights they want.
And, more’s the pity, some good women, too;
Good conscientious women, with ideas;
Who think — or think they think — that woman’s cause
Is best advanced by letting it alone;
That she somehow is not a human thing,
And not to be helped on by human means,
Just added to humanity — an ‘L’ —
A wing, a branch, an extra, not mankind, —
These tell us they have all the rights they want.
And out of these has come a monstrous thing,
A strange, down-sucking whirlpool of disgrace,
Women uniting against womanhood,
And using that great name to hide their sin!
Vain are their words as that old king’s command
Who set his will against the rising tide.
But who shall measure the historic shame
Of these poor traitors — traitors are they all —
To great Democracy and Womanhood!

 

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems-and-poets/poems/detail/52090

 

Use your right to vote~

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

#CripTheVote

 

Organized – Outstanding!

An article interview with the founders of #CripTheVote

a platform for people with visible and invisible disabilities

voices and concerns to be heard during this politically hot

season –

http://www.dailydot.com/politics/crip-the-vote-2016-election/

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

‘One can judge a nation by the way it treats its most vulnerable’ ~ Aristotle

Victoria Kaloss

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