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 Рprivatized 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

 

 

Ed Roberts – disability rights advocte

Ableism – the oppression and discrimination against people with disabilities – has always been with us. Despite centuries of isolation, segregation, violence, incarceration, and institutionalization, people with disabilities have always existed and have always resisted.

 

Google Honors, Ed Roberts

https://www.cnet.com/news/google-doodle-honors-disability-rights-activist-ed-roberts/

 

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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

Legislation helps but scratching the surface

Families of developmentally disabled pleased over Connecticut legislation. Truth be told, more housing and attention is needed for disabled population.

Connecticut chooses a path.

Lawmakers pass bill to help families of disabled

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

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

Victoria Kaloss

Monkeys on a Wheelchair!

I Think Differently finds incredible stories showing the best new advances for the disabled.

New Zealand’s rugged position for inclusion models global potentiality.

Monkeys drive wheelchairs using only their thoughts

 

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~ Spoken Word -Warning Adult Language

 

Chris August – the first feature poet visiting LoserSlam on my first ever open-mic.

Chris has been the Individual spoken word champion twice. His emphatic, authentic heart is not worn on his sleeve, he embodies – love.

One of my favorite poets and people.

Wait for then end, you’ll be floored.

 

Living Life to the Best of Your Possibility

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

Victoria Kloss

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