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Cuts For Disabled Should Be Stopped

May 14, 2013

To The Readers’ Forum: Kudos goes to Assemblyman Goodell for fighting for the developmentally disabled, as he should rightly be doing....

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Jamestownite

May-20-13 4:15 PM

When I started out at working one of the group homes, I started out at a little over $11 an hour. Overtime was and still is the norm there, often working 50-60 hour shifts. When I left and started working at a nursing home, taking care of the elderly, doing basically the same thing, I was given $8.50 an hour. But then again, our nursing home isn't union either, thank goodness. They need to cut from inside in and start with overtime and cut the wages for all.

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MacKenzie

May-17-13 8:45 AM

Don't forget, the last 3 years, welfare recipients have received INCREASES, you might call them raises, in their benefits, 10%, 6% and 10%, respectively. What is wrong with that picture? Plenty. How dare the government cut benefits to those who cannot, for whatever reason, take care of themselves. The disabled are exactly the people we, the taxpayers, want to help, to make their lives comfortable. Mr. Goodell is a strong on this. Call him and let him know to keep up the good fight.

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PhD1960

May-17-13 7:07 AM

MTinNY, I agree 100% with your May-14-13 11:30 AM post. Help those who cannot help themselves. Prosecute those who abuse "the system".

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recycler

May-16-13 2:23 PM

I don't see why we need to pay school bus drivers to drive our kids to school, or why we need to bother pay teachers to teach when we can do it and presumably better. Where's the argument here? Parents have long been their child's care takers, especially those who fight disability, and those who choose to nitpick at them have no class.

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GioAllie

May-16-13 10:35 AM

"COO-COO" ya gotta love it.

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Seadog

May-16-13 8:12 AM

giogump, I hear the same sound everytime you post also.

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GioAllie

May-15-13 8:36 PM

I find the 7:47pm post totally truthful,relevant and honest and worthy of everyone's agreement.......

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Seadog

May-15-13 7:47 PM

For some reason, a coo coo clock sound is going off in my head.

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Jazzie

May-15-13 5:37 PM

I wasn't the one berating. You made a comment on people disagreeing with you. Seapup: Yes, "from what I have heard"..from reputable sources, including paperwork AND their chart showing who'll be paying more. Jamestown starts around $265 a month and it goes up as you travel out of the city. And by the way, we don't spend close to $400 a month for gas to and from work. Be thankful you have an ability to do something these people can't do. If it weren't, their drivers and other employees would probably be amongst those on welfare.

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Seadog

May-15-13 3:36 PM

Jazzie May-14-13 2:03 PM "The average cost, from what I have heard, is anywhere from $265 to close to $500 a month". So this is what "you heard" - what kind of transportation? A limo, a cab, a bus, rickshaw??? Come on jazzie, we know you are off the wall but stating "you heard" as fact????

Funny, I heard it was only $15 to $25 per month. Oh, and by the way, I spend $400 per month in gas going to work so should I get assistance too?

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Jazzie

May-15-13 1:52 PM

Seapuppy are you still whining about this? I told you yesterday what it was. It's you who chooses not to see it and whine about it. Look under 2:03 PM. Am not going to repeat myself. And Loner...So what if someone disagrees with you. What are we - mindless robots who are suppose to all have the same ideals such as you?

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Seadog

May-15-13 12:50 PM

"and the amount they'll be charging each individual bites a chunk out of our budgets"

Still asking - and what would that amount be? A lotta of crying about "big bucks" and "chunks" out of budgets, but no numbers.

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GioAllie

May-15-13 12:14 PM

thoughtpolice--I can't believe your post received a disagree------but when you realize who it is, you can understand........

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ThoughtPolice

May-15-13 11:53 AM

Again some very judgmental calls. I am a disabled ELDERLY parent of a disabled child. I became DISABLED through serving my country in a war many people didn't agree with. I also work part time AND get disability which is not very much. Because of MY disability, I can't DRIVE, so therefore I cannot drive my child OR myself to work. Why shouldn't I make the best out of my state and federal dollars? I am a tax payer myself, and the amount they'll be charging each individual bites a chunk out of our budgets. You've obviously not paid any attention to what's been said, or don't really care, you're 100% air. Don't be disrespectful.

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Seadog

May-15-13 10:51 AM

loneriderrr - don't hold your breath - I'm still waiting for an answer to a question I asked yesterday.

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Seadog

May-15-13 9:12 AM

"I seriously think those of you who are beating those who wouldn't have a way to work because of a lifelong problem"

Who's beating anyone. The question is is why should tax payers pay the transportation cost of a SELECT group? Who, by the way, are most likely already being subsidized with public funds in one form or another.

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Seadog

May-15-13 8:29 AM

"And seadog, I've told you what the cost of a month's ride to and from will be in July, usually equating to 1/3 of a lot of people's incomes"

#1 In what post did you tell me what the cost would be? #2 What does it cost the individual today? #3 What would it cost, or in your term "big bucks" if funding gets cut. #4 Why no transportation provided to the elderly? Why just disabled? #5 Just wondering why it is the taxpayers responsibility to get the disabled to work?

You seem to have a lot of knowledge on the subject but very thin on facts.

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Jamestownite

May-15-13 8:13 AM

I seriously think those of you who are beating those who wouldn't have a way to work because of a lifelong problem - or maybe these people got their disability from serving wars or some other means - are nothing more than big bullies who have nothing better to do with your time. My family pays taxes too, and would rather see money used going into providing transportation to those who need it than to druggies, jails, etc.

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Jamestownite

May-15-13 8:04 AM

Lonerider you have no problem paying to have your kids/grandkids transported to school when you could do it yourself right? And seadog, I've told you what the cost of a month's ride to and from will be in July, usually equating to 1/3 of a lot of people's incomes. Not a lot of people who are barely making it now on their paltry makings.

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Jamestownite

May-15-13 7:59 AM

I don't think I said living with parents, I said family care, and many of these people live on their own, parents deceased. Really you should work these places before you judge them. Did you also stop to think that many of those "parents" aren't able to drive around or have conflicting schedules? I think some of you are making some serious judgment calls on things you don't understand.

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carlaw

May-15-13 6:20 AM

I agree loneriderrr but the state will mandate these rules then like everything else ask the locality to pay for it. Mr. Goodell is trying to spare the local taxpayers. The State will never cut these programs. This is the voter base in NYState now. New York, especially our area, is a magnet for people of inability. It is the best place and offers the most benefits to those in need. It's a good thing for some and unsustainable for others.

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Seadog

May-14-13 8:50 PM

Still waiting for: what is your definition on "big bucks"? And if not free, how much is a ride?

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Jamestownite

May-14-13 8:16 PM

Free? We're awfully presumptuous aren't we? I know exactly what I'm talking about, and it isn't free for them. Shows how little you know.

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Jamestownite

May-14-13 8:10 PM

Free? We're awfully presumptuous aren't we? I know exactly what I'm talking about, and it isn't free for them.

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Brent1

May-14-13 6:25 PM

If abuse did not exist in the disability program, cuts may not have to be made...

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