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Aidpage Open Letter: DO YOU HAVE FOOD TO EAT?

HUNGRY MOMMA & BABY BEARS started this conversation

To the attention of:

Barack Obama, US President;
Jerry Brown, Governor of California;
US Senators from California: Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein;
US Representatives from California: Adam B. Schiff, Anna G. Eshoo, Barbara Lee, Bob Filner, Brad Sherman, Brian P. Bilbray, Dana Rohrabacher, Daniel E. Lungren, Darrell E. Issa, David Dreier, Dennis A. Cardoza, Devin Nunes, Doris O. Matsui, Duncan Hunter, Edward R. Royce, Elton Gallegly, Fortney Pete Stark, Gary G. Miller, George Miller, Grace F. Napolitano, Henry A. Waxman, Howard L. Berman, Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, Jackie Speier, Jane Harman, Jeff Denham, Jerry Lewis, Jerry McNerney, Jim Costa, Joe Baca, John Campbell, John Garamendi, Judy Chu, Karen Bass, Ken Calvert, Kevin McCarthy, Laura Richardson, Linda T. Sanchez, Lois Capps, Loretta Sanchez, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Lynn C. Woolsey, Mary Bono Mack, Maxine Waters, Michael M. Honda, Mike Thompson, Nancy Pelosi, Sam Farr, Susan A. Davis, Tom McClintock, Wally Herger, Xavier Becerra, Zoe Lofgren;
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To all who will listen:

I am scared for the first time in my life. I am 54 years old and ALWAYS had some form of income and good job and felt secure. I now find myself, one who has lost her home, collecting unemployment and only eating once a day. I do not qualify for cash aid or food stamps, I eat food from food shelters. I am sick but dont have insurance. I have a bad tooth but dont have means to get it fixed. I cry all the time, I called Dept of Social services ot get my liense to do child care, but there is a six month waiting list, but sure enough if I do it witout having a licence I will be in trouble. I dont like not working, I do not like feeling hungry and sad. My daughter works part time and go to school fulltime, and barely maknig it. She is so sad, yet she worries more for me. I need to be on my thyroid medicine but have no money for it. I tired getting a grant to start a co op child care center, but have not had any success on HOW to find one. I am not uneducated, I am not lazy, but surely someone need to listen and help me. LISTEN TO US, HELP US, SET UP PLACES TO GO FOR HELP, CREATE NEW JOBS AND TEACH US SO WE AN OFFER SOME HOPE FOR US. I am ready for a change, and not happy at all with any of you. Are you all eating well? Do you have gas money to get around? Do you have high hopes for this economy? Do you have medical insurance and dental insurance? Do you have even a bottle of aspirin in your home? Is your electricity turned on? Do you have a phone for someone to call you for an interview? Do you have heat and air? I have sold anything of worth, but now what do I do this month?

These simple thigs have been stripped from hard working people and yet the creditors are extremely relentless. Yet they get mad if we dont keep them posted.

I live in Riverside County and let me say this, IF i had the money I would move out of state real quick, but I an stuck, stuck stuck.

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY TO ME NOW? DO YOU  REALLY CARE?

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Roseb441702
Well this is a very interesting and well-deserved post. I have been reading online about how the people that do qualify for food stamps can't even get in touch with the offices! And I still do have this "pet-peeve" about the President giving monies to the big industries and not to the people. He wouldn't even improve a moratorium to stop foreclosures. Although in my own area - Phila - it was found that the sheriff office was so corrupt that they stopped all of the foreclosures!

It's terrible when people can't even afford to buy their own medicine
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