You teach best what you most need to learn.
How many people are forced to flush money down the toilet? Does the Gov just shove things down our throat? An email slapped me in the face today.
The list that was sent to me by a 72 year old man and his 100 year old mother – both VERY alert — is really thought provoking. I haven’t been around as long. Nothing speaks like experience. So even though I don’t like what it says, I cannot ignore it.
I’ve removed the bitter comment that surrounded the email – blame, name calling, etc – because to me that is not an effective way to solve a problem. Yet the list is worthy of our attention. How would you respond?
I was thinking of my blog post Beware of Bankers and Skunks. The banks are big and corrupt. The people who work there have little authority and are under the same victimization we are. So who is the boss? Who do we hold accountable?
Well….I guess ourselves. Because the government is “we the people.” So what are WE THE PEOPLE doing about it?
I’m the author of LEGAL LEMONADE, Should I Sue Or Is There A Better Way? I especially asked myself this question today.
Dade County Water & Sewer shut off my water, even though I have kept my agreement and paid them monthly for the last 10 months for an alleged leak that never existed. I’ve paid more than a thousand dollars to the Water Company, and more to plumbers, et al. I had help from the mayors office. A new meter was installed. No leak. So DCWS insisted I fixed the leak. They said “Pay and go to arbitration — but no one ever wins.” Talk about Money Down The Toilet! This is our government telling me to go sue myself.
Now I have to admit, I know a lot of government officials. Calling on them because I cannot flush my toilet doesn’t seem like the highest and best good for all of us.
But at this point I did have to call someone for my health, sanity, and the environment. Just what am I supposed to do if i cannot flush a toilet, and I cannot lift a gallon jug of water because I am recovering from an accident? I mean …what?…kitty litter?
Of course, I had to ask myself, Why. Why is this happening? Why me? And then the magic happened.
In the book Illusions by Richard Bach, he said,
‘ “You teach best what you most need to learn.” ‘
I did get help. It was not from DCWS. An advocate, Marie McDonnell from Truth in Lending took 5 seconds to ask “Where do I send the money? This is a legitimate issue and the city has it wrong.”
I learned something very valuable. The help is “we the people.” We simply must help each other. Truth in Lending clicked the Donate button on my site. My water was turned back on at 3:30.
I missed four appointments today. Critical ones for my health and business. I had to be home from 2 to 4 for DCWS. No one knocked when they turned the water off or on. I was told I am expected to pay another $128 in penalties – interest and the charges for turning my water off Dec 7th. The help will continue to pour in – because in the end it will help so many.
Who knows? Maybe there is one clerk, or computer glitch, or …elected official who has made this error that has caused so many problems. The water turned on, and this email arrived by someone infuriated with the government.
What can we do to help? Help each other.
a.. The US Post Service was established in 1775.
You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.
b.. Social Security was established in 1935.
You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.
c.. Fannie Mae was established in 1938.
You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.
d.. War on Poverty started in 1964.
You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of
our money is confiscated each year and transferred
to “the poor” and they only want more.
e.. Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965.
You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.
f.. Freddie Mac was established in 1970.
You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.
g.. The Department of Energy was created in 1977
to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned
to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year
and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years
to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.
And now we are expected to trust you with a Government-Run Health Care System??
The emailer wanted this circulated to reach “duly elected officials.” Do we really want to continue flushing Money Down The Toilet?
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