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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Nicotine, Milk And Kibble

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 03:22:55 PM EST
    Tags: Traverse City, Michigan, Cigarettes, Money, Addiction, Obama, Rent, HUD, Housing, Section 8, Welfare, No Shame Anymore, Corporate Cronyism, Reality, No Money, Finite Resources, Obama Stash, Government Jobs, Housing Authorities, The Rent Pimps (all tags)

    For about 5 years the Pavlovian expectation of a cigarette followed every meal.

    In about 11 months, I celebrate my 20th anniversary of being tobacco free. In the first 5 years of that, it was a fight to stay off the nicotine, and the body and mind played tricks to try and get me puffing again. Stress, the after dinner reach for a pack, drive time, all of those things I thought of as pleasurable for so long, reached up from the depths often, in order to regain its hold over me.  Its hold from a time when I was its slave, and it was my benevolent master.

    As long as I fed it, the habit made me relax for a time, and I was allowed to live in my skin.

    Some folks have compared tobacco addiction to that of heroin, or other narcotics.  Others, to its oft used partner, alcohol.  Though I have never experienced the withdrawal effects of those, I believe I understand them as a result of having had been a smoker for well over a decade.  The 'habit' was more than that.  It was an unchangeable lifestyle; a daily thing that demanded my attention, or the consequences would be hellish.

    There is a drug that is worse however.

    And it won't be your body or mind reminding you how bad its going to be without it.  It will be active little monsters who also get a high from it, and want you hooked for as long as it takes for THEM to live THEIR lives.

    Continued below.

    Its bad enough for some people to have to saddle up to government milk.  Its bad enough that the teat is running dry, and we all know it, but when the milkman has to resort to scaring you into priming the pump,  we should wonder where our dignity has gone off to cower and hide.  Addiction to other people's money is as hard as tobacco to overcome however.

    The sequester, as we have heard from the pompous boor president, would have terrible consequence.  Without my enumerating all of the dreaded losses claimed, all we heard was doom!  You're going to lose someone elses your money!  It was deemed to be a disaster, even with its original premise based on that particular fear monger's scheme. He set the tone, crafted the message, and as you know  ..  'stuff' flows downhill.

    Down to even the most remote administrators of taxpayer largesse milkmen.

    In Traverse City, its the rent pimp.

    Ilah O. Honson, the executive director of the Traverse City Housing Commission tweaks the leeches needy in order to protect her turf.

    "As you may have heard, the Federal Government entered sequestration on March 1, 2013. You may be asking yourself, what does sequestration have to do with my participation in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program? The answer is, a lot. .."

    Yeah.  In case you low information types and plantation owners didn't hear it from the master misanthrope himself, "you are going to lose it all."  You won't have a place to live because you are too stupid, feeble, unlucky, or unable to manage your tenement business without a subsidy to cope.

    Because you haven't provided enough distraction for the rent pimp's financial extraction:

    ".. We anticipate that funding information will be available by March 27, 2013. In accordance with our Section 8 Administrative Plan, if our funding falls below the HAP funding we received in February 2013, we may have to terminate participants from the Section 8 HCV program.

    .. Based upon the information that we have been able to find, the cuts from sequestration are likely to last the 2013 budget year. If we are forced to terminate participants from the HCV program, we anticipate those terminations will be effective May 1, 2013. If terminations are required, we will contact the individual participants and their landlords by letter.

    If after reading this memo you find that you are upset with the potential loss of assistance under this program, we suggest that you contact Senators Levin and Stabenow and Congressmen Benishek. Let the decision makers in Congress know what effects sequestration could have upon you as a participant and landlord in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program."

    So call Carl Levin and Debbie Stabenow because they like to hear these stories.  It makes them even more energized to take one persons finances to give to another.  Call that reticent congressman Benishek, and demand he fills your dog food bowl with kibble until your tail is wagging with the satisfaction of another night in your self made paradise.

    You go and beg for your fix.  Get your share of Obama stash.

    There are government jobs that depend on it.

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    Spot On Jason (none / 0) (#1)
    by grannynanny on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 06:26:05 PM EST
    and congrats on being smoke free.  One of these days I will give it the old heave ho too.

    Give a man a fish (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by Bruce on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 08:11:15 AM EST
    ... offering charity ... teach a man to fish ... enabling growth and self-reliance ... take someone's fish to give to someone else ... gaining a voter for life.

    There was a caller on... (none / 0) (#3)
    by KG One on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 09:35:05 AM EST
    ...Hannity yesterday afternoon who brought up an excellent point about these "cuts".

    The caller asked Sean a rhetorical question; What kind of leader goes out of his way to inflict the most harm on the people he purportedly represents?

    I thought that she made a damn good point.

    You think Traverse City has it bad?

    Being in permanent orbit around Detroit, I've seen first-hand the effects of generational government assistance on families (and no, it isn't pretty).

    I pulled a hard copy of the article above and used it last night on some of those people.

    Let's just say that describing their reaction as being not very happy was a gross understatement.

    People don't like being lied to.

    Instead of calling our non-representing representatives asking for more money that the federal government doesn't have, turn the debate in our direction.

    Have them call their non-representing representatives and demanding to know why they are being used.

    Should make for a good form letter to their constituents.

    Hold it, ho hol, hold it (none / 0) (#4)
    by Corinthian Scales on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 10:58:14 AM EST
    Scarequester?  Feh.  Whatever.  Benishemp is a Milky the Clown dolt that doesn't even comprehend he signs the check - not collect taxes.  Besides, I've tired of the same old tune from DC for decades.  Why Are We Not Talking About America's $123 Trillion In Unfunded Liabilities?

    By golly Merle, you've been singing it for 31 years now, and the answer is yes - they're over.

    Smoke 'em if ya got 'em, and enjoy the day.

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