4/30/19 & 5/15/19
FOR: CURRENT EMERGENCIES & GENERAL LIVING EXPENSES & PERPETUAL FUTURE NEEDS (10 YEARS, MAX)
My story is not as heartbreaking or as tragic as most that one reads online, but mine is just as desperate. My back is against the wall & I have no choice but to beg strangers for money to help me to make ends meet not only RIGHT NOW FOR EMERGENCY REASONS BUT ALSO FOR THE REMAINDER OF MY SHORT LIFE. It is very humiliating & embarrassing to beg, believe me, but Im disabled, on a tiny, insufficient fixed income & I no longer have friends, family or a support system to turn to for help.
My 65-yr story is a very long & painful one, so I have left out many details due to even more excessive length. What I've shared is "not even the half of it." I've listed some of the current urgent financial needs & also future perpetual & life-long financial needs. Due to illness-caused poverty I will continue to have a severe financial deficit until my death in 5-10 years, maybe 20, tops, unless Congress miraculously rectifies this problem.
BACKGROUND: In 1997, at only age 43, I was diagnosed with 3 debilitating, untreatable, slow-terminal auto-immune diseases, each causing intractable PAIN. I have been very ill since that fateful year. The disease that cut me at my knees & disabled me is End Stage, Systemic, Refractory Interstitial Cystitis (IC). Soon after I was also diagnosed with Fibromyalgia & Sjögrens Disease. As of 2019, the Fibro & OsteoArthritis (new - 2017) are what now debilitate me. I also now have a total of 35 diagnoses & ... 17 drs! In 1999, due to IC, I was placed on a Palliative Care Regimen to keep me as comfortable as possible. In 1998, I could've continued to work PART-TIME, but my employer couldn't get rid of me fast enough. The ADA law had just been passed & it was too new to make it work in my favor. So, I was then forced to apply for permanent, life-long SSD - Social Security Disability. In 1999 I was deemed a "useless vegetable" by the SSA & declared totally/permanently disabled. I began receiving benefits in 1999 but SSD does not pay a living wage & as of 2019 I'm expected to make ends meet on only $1,256 a month. (It was only about $700 in 1999!) Obviously, it is impossible for anyone to be independent & self-sufficient on this amount of income.
The only place Ive ever known as home is the South Bay area of Los Angeles County, California, USA. It is a beautiful 17-city area located next to or near the Pacific Ocean. In fact,8-9 of it's cities, are considered beach cities. Temps are pleasant & mild,ranging from 72-81° year round. Clean air, choices, options, diversity, malls, things to do, places to go, hustle-bustle, ppl everywhere, joy, happiness ... SIGNS OF LIFE! I truly believed I lived in heaven. Im an urban girl, a city-girl, a beach girl to my CORE & will be so until I die.
Well, that all ended when I was basically kidnapped against my will on 12/22/2002, taken away from the So Bay area of LA County & suddenly & literally dumped on my elderly & now deceased parent's doorstep in the North County of San Luís Obispo County, 300+ miles "up" north & very far from any beach.* The catalyst for this was the disease-induced poverty caused by my tiny, inadequate SSD income. I soon came to realize I was now living in hell & this involuntary relocation only hastened my demise. My life & any future I could've had really ended then because in this rural county there are no choices or options regarding anything &, worst of all, there is not only a dr shortage, the overall healthcare in general is piss-poor. This place is a nightmare. (*There is much more to this kidnapping nightmare... too long to go into here.)
SLO COUNTY HELL: This wretched county is literally split in two, North & South, & the 2 dont mix if they dont have to. This makes residing here extremely difficult. The North County is 80% rural & sparsely populated, the South a bit more urbanized, but not sophisticated. Anything that's anything is irritatingly located ONLY in SLO city, which is, of course, in the So County, 25-40 miles from the towns/cities in the No County. The temps in the No County where Im forced to reside are EXTREME, & due to having Fibro, I am unable to safely tolerate these extremes. The summers are sheer hell "up" here, with summer temps ranging 95-105° from July 1st right up to Thanksgiving day. Then it goes straight into winter with temps often as low as 29° at night. No thank you!!
Now that I'm forced to "live" in an absolute hillbilly hell-hole, it has strongly contributed to my rapid physical, emotional & social demise. Year after year, since Jan 2003, my life has continued to go drastically downhill.
In March, 2013, at age 59, I had a real huge dose of false hope. I began living with my then fiancé & the future seemed bright ... for a brief moment. THERE ARE OH-SO-MANY REASONS WHY HE'S NOW MY EX-FIANCÉ! He's a skilled chameleon & can easily turn himself into whatever someone wishes or envisions him to be. He also turned out to be a raging alcoholic who could hide it very well AND ... he was an abuser. By 2014, our "relationship" quickly soured & he began living in the living room & I began living in the bedroom. All rooms in our apt contained ONLY MY FURNITURE. He slept on MY couch - his choice - which he has totally demolished & due to politeness, I cant fully describe what he did to that once NICE & ELEGANT couch or it's matching chair/ottoman. That's why I had to leave it behind. From 2014 on, we lived totally separate lives. He bought his food, I bought mine, etc. He did his thing, I did mine. Delightful. But I couldnt leave. No money. After he tried to kill me by choking me on 9/30/2015 ... I had no where to go due to both the **lack of a living wage income** & the **lack of housing for the poor, the disabled & seniors** - or all 3 combined -in SLO County. I quickly put my name on the waiting lists of every apt complex for the low-income/seniors/disabled that was available ... each with a waiting list of 3-5 years. So, I was forced to continue living with my Ex - my abuser - for almost 3 more miserable years! I was finally able to escape & move out of my abusive Ex's apt in Oct of 2017 & into MY OWN apt! I hadnt had my own place since 2012. Slight problem: my apt complex is right next door to his!
That move that was supposed to be my release & my freedom. I was to finally to smile & laugh again, BE FREE TO BE ME & try & recoup lost time.
It's turned out to be anything but that! That move has unexpectedly caused me nothing but misery & unhappiness due to TOTAL FINANCIAL DEVASTATION. I've been on my own since age 14 & I've NEVER struggled so hard in my life as I have since 2018 just to put food on the table & try & pay what bills I can. I basically just rob Paul to pay Peter every month & even then, not all bills get paid every month. I HATE existing like this!
This kind of chronic, prolonged stress with NO END IN SIGHT is exhausting, depressing & detrimental to my already precarious health & this hell exacerbates all of my diseases.
As if inadequate income isnt bad enough, my already poor health took a sudden & drastic turn for the worse due inadequate healthcare! This began while still living with my Ex in 2017 & was caused by my now former dr DENYING me the vital meds I need to keep "vertical." So, from Feb to June, 2017, I was in a literal semi-comatose state, totally bedridden & homebound. In June, 2017, I began to slowly recover & when started back on one of my life-saving meds on 7/27/17, I began a slow, but steady, recovery. However, when I was about 70% recovered ... I was "hit" again in 2018 due to ANOTHER dr DENYING me the same life-saving meds! Yes, after moving into my own apt in Oct, 2017, I found myself once again in a literal semi-comatose, totally bedridden state from Jan to August 2018. (BTW, in 2017, while still living with my Ex - he did NOTHING to help me. Nothing!)
These 2 miserable incidents were DR-INDUCED & totally inexcusable, avoidable & definitely unnecessary. But that's the kind of piss-poor "healthcare" one gets in SLO County. I NEVER HAVE recovered from the violent episode in 2018 & as a result of both violent episodes being back to back, I now have permanent neurological, ophthalmic & orthopedic damage.
It's clear now that I will NEVER recover from the 2018 episode. And even though Ive been on just 1 of my life-saving meds for 11 months now, Ive made minimal progress. In 2017, I lost 1/4 of my hair, but my "tricks" helped me regrow about 75% of it. In 2018, I lost 2/3 of my hair & it's painfully obvious it's NOT coming back.
As a woman, being almost bald is devastating.
Due to those events in 2018, to my dismay, surprise & aggravation, I've been bedridden almost EVERY day in 2019 - mainly due to severe Fibro! To break it down, Im bedridden about 6 days per week. This is very frustrating & VERY depressing. I cant get anything done & I have a LOT to do & ... I HAVE NOT EVEN FINISHED UNPACKING! (Remember, I moved in Oct 2017!!) The only days I am "vertical" are usually by "force" ... when I *have to* do my monthly grocery shopping & when I *have to* go to one of my zillion dr appts.
Now that I'm forced to "live" in an absolute hillbilly hell-hole, it has strongly contributed to my rapid physical, emotional & social demise.
Year after year, since Jan 2003, my life has continued to go drastically downhill.
TV is now my only contact with the outside world & my only source of entertainment. I use my dying phone to get on the net now & then. (Laptop has been broken for 5 yrs. No money to get it repaired. Really need a Gal S10. Cant afford the increase in the phone bill.)
I HAVE NO FUTURE, MY LIFE ENDED IN 1997: At 65, my life certainly did not turn out as I had planned. At present, there is no joy & certainly no peace, no contentment, just a lot of regrets, what-ifs & interrupted & unfinished business. To be honest, I wish I'd never been born. I only have 5 to 10 years left to live & sadly, I welcome death.
Im wore out, exhausted & tired of fighting for every scrap I have. If I live to the average age of most Americans - 85 - the last 10 yrs - ages 75-85 - will probably be spent in prison ... er, I mean a nursing home ... (no difference).
Im now too old & now too sick to date or look for a "well-off" sig other or husband. I can bring nothing to a relationship but my poverty, neediness & brokenness. No one wants or needs that! Too late. My Ex stole/wasted the last youthful yrs I had. So, as Noël Coward wrote, "I Walk Alone."
If I was well enough to work, I would certainly do so & provide for myself as one should, but I no longer have that luxury.
I am college educated with an AA degree in LA, an AS degree in Nursing (an RN) & a BS degree from CSUDH in Community Health. I LOVED my job/career & miss it so very much, but my working days are over. I really wanted to get a Master's in Community Health or Gerentology, but was struck down before I could do so. Getting a Master's is STILL a dream of mine. Although Im too old & too sick now to put it to good use, just to HAVE an MA in Humanities or Liberal Arts would make me feel accomplished, complete!
I doubt I will ever be able to go home again - not even for a visit (no money!). I'll also never have the money to even get an online Masters (the CA uni in SLO County is a JOKE), I'll never get to travel, see the world, visit the mother country - España - or my adopted Italia, the Vatican, other places, go on a cruise, visit Disneyland one last time, see the Rolling Stones (fave band since 1965) dance again (no studios or park n recs in this hell-hole) & that is one bitter pill to swallow since I've been a dancer since age 3! I miss movement. I miss life. I miss civilization. I miss choices & options. I miss LA! I would give anything to be able to smile & laugh & dance & enjoy music again.
Im really tired of being stuck on the bottom rung, number 8, of Erickson's Eight Stages (struggling to obtain basic, base needs). I would like to be as close to the 1st or even the 2nd rungs as possible - "fulfilment" - & thus be able to focus on other matters & OTHER PEOPLE besides myself for a change. I would love to volunteer to help others, but it's difficult when one is unpredictably ill & also very poor, not knowing if the rent can be paid.
If I could receive a LIVING WAGE each month from SSD I could make ends meet for a basic no-frills, but SECURE, existence & not have to stress, fret, or worse, BEG!
What is a monthly NET living wage amount? A minimum acceptable amount Ive estimated is $2500/month for 1 person & only if that person pays just 30% of their income towards rent/mortgage. The maximum monthly NET & most ideal for 1 person would be $4000/month.
If I could consistently receive between $2500 to $4000/month, I could easily make ends meet. I would then be able to sleep at night & not be filled with chronic anxiety & terror - constantly worrying about where my next meal is coming from & how I'm going to pay this or that bill, how Im going to care for my kitty, how I will keep my car running & if Im going to end up HOMELESS, or not. I certainly wouldnt have to BEG strangers for money if I received a LIVING WAGE!
The stress of chronic poverty along with chronic illness & chronic pain is just too much to bear anymore.
America is the only country Im aware of that punishes it's retirees receiving SSR & it's chronically ill & disabled receiving SSD. A middle-class person working person can go from that to a below-poverty-level class literally overnight once they start receiving their SSR benefits. That happened to my wealthy Auntie & Uncle. It happened to my middle class parents.
No American worker should EVER be reduced to my below poverty income level. Shockingly, Im not alone in my plight & the financial hell caused by inadequate benefits from SSD & SSR. About 90% of all SSD & SSR recipients exist below poverty level ... & most were middle class when working! This is absolutely unacceptable! Currently, no one on SSR or SSD receives more than $1400/mo. The monthly income of those on SSR & SSD averages out to be LESS THAN HALF of the national minimum wage. No American worker should be treated like this!
Please write your reps & AARP & demand that all SSD or SSR recipients be given a raise & be paid a living wage ... NOW!! A living wage is a MINIMUM of $25/hour. Remember, if you have no separate pension plan or retirement plan ... when you retire, you will find yourself in the same leaky SS boat.
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MY SHOPPING HABITS: Im a penny-pincher & I only buy food & household items (or anything else!) that are ON SALE & I use coupons when I have them. I also seek out the CHEAPEST price from various online merchants before I buy something. I am forced to unnecessarily buy many items online bc there are few stores in this hillbilly hell-hole & what stores there are carry LIMITED goods ... including Walmart! Even worse, shelves are often bare. Again, I miss the choices, options & variety of LA County. Things are also more expensive in SLO County bc there is NO COMPETITION.
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MY IMMEDIATE FINANCIAL NEEDS APRIL, MAY, JUNE:
APRIL - MAY 2019: THINGS ARE AT CRITICAL MASS/GROUND ZERO ... I really needed immediate help for April 2019 to not only pay for my monthly necessities but to cover the emergencies that Ive already had to pay for.
I was short $650 as of April 30th, & $300 overdrawn in my checking account, including the 4 "bounce" fees of $35.00 per 1 check/3 auto withdrawals (Total short: about $950.)
My cable has been shut off.
My electricity & gas are next.
I had been out of food from Sun, April 21, 2019 to May 1, 2019.
I was almost out of gas until May 3rd. As of May 15th, I have 1/4 of a tank.
MAY 2019: The shortage caused by the overdraft/"bounce" fees will make MAY even MORE MISERABLE than April! I will need at least ... $1200 IN ADDITION TO my SSD check ... because of the OD status of my checking acct from April's emergencies & unavoidable auto-payments. My bank didnt get their money in OD fees until the auto deposit of my 5/3 SSD. With those fees & 3 MORE auto payments to be sucked out on that SAME day .... I WILL BE TOTALLY OUT OF MONEY BY MAY 4.
$1256/month just DOESN'T go far enough!!!
I wont have enough money for the rent, which means I'll be on my way to HOMELESSNESS by June. This apt complex is "zero tolerant" - & yet it's specifically for SENIORS & THE DISABLED.
I wont have any money to buy food nor pay all the perpetual past due monthly utility bills, etc.
This is so DRAINING & EXHAUSTING.
OTHER CURRENT, IMMEDIATE NEEDS:
FURNITURE: My Ex trashed most of the things I own, especially my car & living room furniture. I left the furniture at his place bc he destroyed it. As a result, I now need 7 pieces of living room furniture, which if I buy "cheap" on eBay, & put it together myself (with osteoarthritis ...) will cost me about $1,200. Because my Ex & I ended up living in 2 separate rooms with me being banished to the bedroom, I literally have not sat on a couch or living room chair since ... 2012! I cant wait to have & to sit on a couch like normal ppl!!
CAR REPAIR/MAINTENANCE: Because my Ex trashed my car I need a minimum of about $1,500 for auto repair & general maintenance work. He BROKE my heater, which will cost about $300 to repair! (That's NOT part of the $1500 total!)
My Ex is dirt poor, so getting money from him is not an option.
At age 65 & unable to work, my 1990 Toyota Corolla is the LAST CAR I will ever own, so it is IMPERATIVE I keep everything in working order at all times.
I'm just not well enough to rely on the public transportation system, which is sketchy here in Hooterville & isnt available on Sundays. (Unbelievable!)
(Daydream/Fantasy: Someone to gift me a brand new Corolla with the longest warranty possible. However, due to my lack of a living wage, someone would have to also pay for the full coverage insurance every year AND the outrageous annual registration fees for new cars. At my age ... a 2019 Toyota will long outlive me by 20 to 30 yrs!)
NEW GLASSES: One of the diseases I have - Sjogren's - has totally "shredded" my eyes & for over 12 months now I literally have not been able to see anything very clear! Since the release of Restasis in 2003, my now FORMER ophthalmologists both REFUSED to Rx it for me. (Malpractice?!) In Jan, 2019, my NEW eye dr, who is excellent & competent, immediately put me on both a steroid eye drop & Restasis. Because my eyes had become both so inflamed & so damaged from severe dryness, he couldnt even get "a reading" on them for new glasses Rx. After 3 months of treatment, he was finally able to get an accurate "reading" for a new Rx for glasses.
It will take another 9 months before my eyes fully heal!
So, I need $300-$500 for new, stronger glasses - lenses & frames.
DENTAL WORK: Besides destroying one's eyes, Sjogren's also totally destroys a person's mouth/teeth by causing severe dryness. My mouth did not escape the Sjogren's wrath. I haven't had any lower molars since about 2004 & *I was denied dental care from 2009 to 2019. Why? Because I am insured by the sketchy Denti-Cal. As a result, Ive UNNECESSARILY lost 5 former root-canaled & crowned teeth due to being forced to live in a hell-hole where NONE of the county'dentists would contract with DentiCal insurance after 2009. As a result, I now need upper & lower partials, 1 front root canal (already approved & done) & 2 porcelain crowns.
Estimated cost to have functioning teeth @ the Denti-Cal rate my dentist will give me if I pay cash: $4250.00.
[*Denti-Cal for CA's over 18 was destroyed by that awful right-wing, pseudo-Nazi - "The Governator" - during his reign of terror from 2009 to 2013. Governors Brown & Newsom have done their best to both restore & INCREASE DentiCal benefits for ALL eligible Californians over 18.
*DentiCal was restored in CA in 2014 but didnt become available to SLO COUNTY adults until ... 2019! There is NO guarantee Denti-Cal will pay for root canals or their necessary crowns nor for the replacement crown I need. There is no guarantee Denti-Cal will pay for anything!]
** NOTE: Medicare does NOT cover lenses, frames, hearing aids or ANY type of dental work. Write your REPS & AARP to DEMAND this be changed!! You, yourself, may one day be insured by Medicare!! So, dont demand this rightful coverage for me, demand it for yourself & your spouse!
VET BILLS: My sweet, 5 year old kitty has become collateral damage during all the recent, never-ending chaos/hell that is now my life. She is very SENSITIVE & all MY perpetual hell has totally stressed HER out. When stressed, she "stress eats." As a result, she is now dangerously overweight.
In April, I had 2 emergency vet visits due to issues regarding my kitty's obesity. Cost, so far: $350 ... which I still owe. I will probably need another $500 this year alone to maintain her on her current prescription weight loss diet & close monitoring.
NEED MONEY TO HIRE MOVERS ... MY EX HAS DENIED ME ACCESS TO MY POSSESSIONS IN A JOINT STORAGE SHED: This is yet another very long, convoluted & very painful story involving my wretched Ex. He had a hair-brained scheme to move SOME ... SOME ... of my things into what he called "cheaper storage." He pressured & pressured me until I finally gave in. Stupid me! This was also meant to be a "temporary arrangement." That was in NOV 2012! So, to where did my things end up being moved? Into what turned out to be a run down shack! And ... over 1/2 of my things ended up in that shack that were NEVER meant to go there in the first place! They were supposed to be delivered to our apt!!There are MANY items in that shack I REALLY NEED!
I HAVE NO WAY TO ACCESS THIS "SH*T SHACK." MY EX MADE SURE OF THAT. Due to the rural terrain, I cannot access the shed alone. Why do I call it the "shit shack?" Because there is mice shit/piss on EVERYTHING. I now have NO ACCESS to my family heirlooms & my very personal life-long possessions. These are being systematically destroyed by rodents who are shitting & chewing on everything & the elements, termites & poisonous spiders are also doing their fair share of damage. The owner refuses to do any type of pest control. He only cares about getting his monthly check. To add to the misery, I must actually SHARE that shack with my Ex!! I LOSE, BIG TIME! I need to break free of him but .... I just don't have the money to hire movers!
In short, I need about $1,500 - $2,500 to hire movers to move the majority of my PRIZED possessions out of that horrid, run down "shit shack" that's on private property & bring what SHOULD already be here to MY apt & put the rest into a REAL storage unit.
(And, yes, Meathead Movers was contracted via RISE - SLO County women's domestic violence advocacy group - to help me move out of there at no cost to me in Sept, 2018. However, after taking out half of my possessions, they abruptly put them all back & aborted the move midway ... leaving me stranded & abandoned with NO alternative solution! Unbelievable! I was & still am devastated by their actions. Again, there are MANY items in that shack I actually NEED that were NEVER supposed to go there!)
Since last Nov, 2018, I've advertized/begged on Craig's List for FREE help to move my things out of there. Zero response, except for actual HATE MAIL from men.
Im terrified, depressed & shocked that I most likely will die without ever seeing or touching my things again. Tick tock. I dont have much time.
FUTURE FINANCIAL NEEDS:
PLAN A MOVE - GET UP ON OUTTA HERE COMPLETELY: SLO County will NEVER be my home. Since 2003 it has been my goal/dream to return HOME. Return to civilization, sophistication & urbanization - the So Bay area of Los Angeles County.
I long to do so before I die, but, I just don't have the funds to move. There is also the matter of finding an "affordable low-income apt" (apt for poor ppl) available in that area. These types of apts only become available when someone literally dies, so one is always notified on very short notice - usually less than 30 days!
My guess for the cost to move AND to pay all deposits on an apt 300+ miles down south in the So Bay: $5000-$8000. (My car must be flat-bed towed.)
PLANS FOR THESE FUNDS: Put them in a savings or escrow account to be used ONLY when the opportunity finally presents itself.
To be realistic, at 65, & with maybe 5 to 10 yrs left to live ... unless a real Fatima-type/Lourdes-type miracle happens, I don't think I will ever see my hometown area again, which just breaks my heart beyond belief.
PLAN B MOVE - GO LOCAL, BUT GO CIVILIZED: If I cant go HOME, I'd like to move to the ONLY really nice, low income senior complex located in the most southern city of SLO County called Arroyo Grande. AG is somewhat similar in culture & very similar in climate to the So Bay (no 105° crap in the summer!) & it's just 1 mile, straight shot, to my precious beach. Ive only seen my beautiful beach 5 times since 2003. : -( I'm on the waiting list for that complex - with the usual 5-yr time frame.
AG is about 50 miles south from where I reside now. If & when that move were to take place, it would probably cost me close to $3,000 -$5000 to move down there. Ridiculous, I know!
PLANS FOR THOSE FUNDS: Also place that money in an escrow, savings or in some type of "cushion account" so that when a low income apt finally does become available in that AG complex I will be available to move-in IMMEDIATELY b/c, as I said, move-ins are expected within 30 days or less. I will need to have both sufficient & immediate funds to pay all the excessive deposits required for renting a new apt & sufficient money to hire a moving company, which includes rental of a flat bed truck for my ancient car.
LONG TERM NEEDS:
Per my calculations of what constitutes a living wage, I'm $1244 to $2744 short each month & will be so until I pass away or am placed in a nursing home. So, until Congress decides to properly take care of it's citizens, I will need help every month (for the next 5-10 yrs) until I die to be able to make ends meet each month.
I would like to have a guaranteed financial cushion EVERY MONTH for what little time I have left. I would give anything for financial security, peace of mind, to once again be able to sleep at night & to once again find joy & meaning in life.
CONCLUSION: Because I was born/raised middle class & was also a self-sufficient middle class working adult, I know first hand that money DOES INDEED buy happiness because when one has both a sufficient amount of money & a reliable source, that money literally does buy *security,* *stability,* *peace of mind* & a decent night's sleep.
If you are able to help ease my financial burden & thus relieve my chronic stress & anxiety, I will be eternally grateful for any immediate & future assistance you may offer me.
I would be more than happy to post photos of items bought or repaired & post photos of receipts to prove that I am using the funds as intended & not scamming ppl or wasting donations on frivolous things.
If you are hesitant to donate cash, I will graciously accept gift cards for eBay, Vons, Food 4 Less, Walmart, Target, 99 Cent Store & The Dollar Tree. I can also provide the name & address of my vet, dentist & optical place for both proof & for ppl to make payments directly to them.
If you choose NOT to assist me, I would ask these 3 favors of you: Please strong-arm your reps by telling them you will no longer vote for them unless they, 1) Increase the Fed minimum wage to $25/hour for all Americans 25 & older by 2020, 2) Increase ALL Social Security recipients benefits to NO LESS than $2500/mo to reflect the new 2020 minumum wage of $25.00, 3) Ensure with these wage & benefit increases that NO PRICES CAN BE HIKED ANYWHERE on rent/mortgages, food, clothing, gas, cars, restaurants, movies, etc. Otherwise, the new minimum wage will immediately become worthless. Greed is rampant in this country & it must be stopped.
If you DO choose to help me, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping me out in this very unbearable time & also in the short time I have left on this planet.
Thank you for reading my story. Thank you for not judging me.
~~ "Im just a girl who wants to go home. Im just a girl whose Ruby Slippers are long broken."
~~ "Oh, I know, it's a penny here & a penny there, but look at me. I worked myself up from nothing to a state of extreme poverty." ~~ Groucho Marx, Monkey Business, 1931