I cant make min payment and accruing interest. Could you give advice


I believed you would be fare to illegals and now my family is suffering!

Original Tweet

Scroll down or click here to read a transcription of the father’s message.

Here’s the father’s message:

My wife self-deported back to Mexico on January 9th of this year. She had come here illegally nearly 18 years ago. By self-deporting, she was hoping to right the wrong she did. July 20th we learned that our 5 year old son Ashton had a very large cancerous tumor in his kidney. He is now undergoing chemo treatments in Atlanta. We began the process of applying for an Expedited Humanitarian Parole and a Humanitarian Visa. We had assistance from Congresswoman Karen Handel’s office and Senator Johnny Isakson’s office. We have letters from the doctors stating the importance of having both parents to help in the healing process both emotionally and physically. Even though we did everything we knew to do, everything was denied by ICE. My son and I are American Citizens. You say that you want to protect Citizens from the illegals, but you forget that not all illegals are bad people. As Americans, my son, myself. as well as my family who is having to help me raise Ashton, are suffering because of the current immigration policies.

I am asking you to please help me bring my wife home so that my son can have his mommy with him as he is going through such a horrible time in his life. He doesn’t understand why mommy hasn’t come home yet. Not allowing my wife to come back to the United States is not protecting American Citizens, it is actually hurting some of them. I am sure that my family is not the only one being hurt by our immigration policies. It seems that ICE has no checks and balances under their complete discretionary powers (they are allowed to be judge, jury, and executioner). Americans have the rights to appeal any judgements against them; but ICE allows no appeals. Also, ICE doesn’t seem to understand what “humanitarian” means…especially to a child needing his mommy. As a Trump supporter, I agree that our immigration laws need to be addressed. But, we need help right now. Please call me if possible to discuss this issue.

Thank You.

What are you doing about better wages for the middle class poor people


Why haven’t you stopped us being called terrorist

The Radical Right and Islamophobia 

This chapter discusses the radical right’s embrace of Islamophobia. Initially propagated by certain parties of the radical right in the 1980s as part of a nativist backlash on immigrants and camouflaged under the seemingly less extreme garb of ethnopluralism, Islamophobia has mutated into the primary populist anti-paradigm for the overwhelming majority of the radical right. In different yet complementary ways, international terrorism and the global financial crisis have played straight into the radical right’s (in)security agenda. Since the turn of the new millennium, the Islamophobic rhetoric of the radical right has become more and more pervasive, more radical in content, more extreme in scope, and more potent in reach.

The contemporary radical right is overwhelmingly hostile to Islam. This trend has acquired disturbing momentum since 9/11 and the subsequent terrorist attacks in different parts of the globe. However, at the heart of this existential hostility lies the “othering” of Islam and Muslim communities, which has much deeper roots and a longer presence in the history of the European radical right (Qureshi and Sells 2003). Since the 1980s, the pioneering radical discourse of the Front National (FN) in France and the Vlaams Belang (VB, Flemish Interest; formerly Vlaams Blok) in Belgium have had a particularly negative image of Islam as the basis of what both parties perceive as an immigration “problem” in their respective societies. At the time, such views were considered to be on the fringes of the political spectrum. While intensifying nativist anxieties about non-European immigrant communities had already registered on the radar of populist views—and would continue to grow in significance throughout the 1990s—hostility to Islam was only part of the radical right’s much wider repertoire of “othering.” In other words, hostility to Islam, still far from a declared mainstream concern among European societies at the time, constituted a tributary of the much more predominant anti-immigrant discourse.


I own a small business and may be on the verge of losing it

Kids are being pushed through school wether they get it or not

Trump and DeVos Continue to Undermine Public Education with Their Proposed Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

Today, President Donald Trump and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released their proposed budget for the 2019 fiscal year. The Trump administration’s budget proposal for this year makes strikingly similar drastic cuts to the administration’s fiscal year 2018 proposal, which represented the most devastating funding cuts to the U.S. Department of Education since Ronald Reagan’s presidency. On the heels of that widely criticized proposal, the Trump administration has doubled down this year with a $7.1 billion cut to the Department of Education’s funding—a 10.5 percent decrease from 2017 levels. And while an unusual addendum—released on the same day as the original proposal—seems to restore $3.3 billion to the education budget, Trump and DeVos have made their priorities clear: Starve public schools to fund private school schemes that benefit the wealthy.

The media propped you up as some self made billionaire when in fact you were on Daddy’s coat tails

Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches From His Father

The president has long sold himself as a self-made billionaire, but a Times investigation found that he received at least $413 million in today’s dollars from his father’s real estate empire, much of it through tax dodges in the 1990s.

I am disabled but still deserve to be able to receive enough money to live on

How Trump’s Proposed Budget Would Harm Disabled People on SSI

One of the most concerning proposal to change federal disability programs is under, “Test new approaches to increase labor force participation,” on page 114. The budget proposes the Social Security Administration find savings in SSI and Social Security Disability Insurance by the proposal including “mandatory participation” for all program beneficiaries by doing activities such as a “mandatory job search” before an application for SSI is considered, and “time limited benefits.” One glaringly noticeable line at the end of the proposal states, “An expert panel will identify specific changes to program rules that would increase LFP and reduce program participation, informed by successful demonstration results and other evidence.” Basically the President’s budget is admitting they want to implement time limits and work search requirements to kick some disabled people off of the program.

These proposals are very concerning to me as an autistic person because they mirror work search requirements in programs like like TANF, food stamps, and those being added to Medicaid. In all of these other programs, many Republicans emphasize how they’re saving programs like SSI, and Medicaid for the “most vulnerable.” Yet, here they are trying to turn Supplemental Security Income into a time limited workfare program for some disabled people. This is not the right approach to take for autistic and other developmentally disabled people for reasons I will explain below.

Supplemental Security Income is important because it gives monthly stipends for rent, food, utility and other living expenses. In most states, receiving SSI automatically qualifies an individual for Medicaid coverage. Medicaid coverage is important for developmentally disabled and autistic people because it provides coverage for things such as doctors visits, prescriptions drugs, and home and community services which keep autistic people in the community.

While I’m sure there are stereotypes about SSI fraud, Supplemental Security Income is actually a notoriously hard program to qualify for. Most applications for SSI are denied by Social Security, and although an appeal can go to a federal judge, it can take months or even years to get a hearing. On top of that, SSI has a $2,000 asset limit for disabled people. Any change of life circumstances, such as a pay raise at work or a marriage could leave a person at risk for losing everything.

As a person who is autistic, I love working. I worked for four years as a lot technician at Home Depot, and now I work as a cashier in a busy pharmacy. Social Security has a great voluntary program called Ticket to Work that can help disabled prepare for work and find a job using state Vocational Rehabilitation agencies and private employment networks. Having a job gives me extra income and practice with social interaction. If we’re going to encourage autistic people to work, more funding and advertising for the Ticket to Work program is needed to raise awareness about its benefits.

You killed 300 jobs for my new bike company

Trump’s trade war is already leading to layoffs and pain for American businesses

President Donald Trump’s tariffs on imports of steel, aluminum, and some Chinese products have started pushing up prices for many US companies that rely on those items to create final products, forcing many firms to make tough decisions about where to cut costs.

Many large companies have for now decided to pass on those costs to consumers or absorb the losses into their profit margins. But some smaller US businesses have been forced to cut labor costs to offset the higher amounts they’re paying for parts.

From Wisconsin to South Carolina, small businesses are starting to lay off employees, and they’re citing Trump’s tariffs. Many firms have warned that the worst is yet to come.

Some examples:

  • Mid-Continental Nail, the largest US nail producer, laid off 130 workers after steel prices jumped. One of its plant managers said the entire business could shut down over the next few months.
  • Element Electronics, a TV manufacturer, plans to lay off 127 workers from its South Carolina factory as “a result of the new tariffs that were recently and unexpectedly imposed on many goods imported from China.”
  • Brinly-Hardy, an Indiana-based maker of lawn-care equipment, laid off 75 workers. “We are collateral damage in this effort,” Jane Hardy, the company’s CEO, told The Washington Post.
  • The Tampa Bay Times said in April that it was forced to lay off 50 people because of a tariff on Canadian newsprint. Other newspapers in small communities, such as House Speaker Paul Ryan’s hometown paper in Janesville, Wisconsin, have also been forced to lay off staff.

Thought you said you would take care of our vets?

Lawsuit blames death of 90-year-old WWII vet on VA and Togus doctor

WALDOBORO — A Waldoboro woman has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government and a doctor at the Togus VA Medical Center, claiming a change in medication caused the death of her father.

The change was the result of the medical center’s effort to get all its patients off opioids, according to the lawsuit.

Wallace Douglas in an undated family photo.

The lawsuit against Dr. Joseph J. Lienert was filed March 21 in U.S. District Court in Portland by Donna Wallace, the personal representative of the estate of her father, Douglas Wallace.

“For my client Donna, this is not a lawsuit about money. This is about the VA and holding them accountable,” her attorney, Taylor Asen of Lewiston, said Thursday.

Jim Doherty, a spokesman for the VA healthcare system in Maine, would not comment on the lawsuit.

Douglas Wallace, a Waldoboro resident, died Sept. 22, 2014 at the age of 90. He was a veteran of World War II and was aboard a ship sunk in the Pacific in a kamikaze attack.