Dear Governor and Republican Representatives

Dear Governor and Republican Representatives

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Dear Governor and Republican Representatives,

Let me set the stage for you.

I grew up in a house where my father got up every morning before dawn and headed off to work. He worked over time and side jobs to support 3 healthy children and his wife.

Most of my adult life I have worked multiple jobs and over time and I have Never missed an opportunity to pay my taxes, because that is the way I was raised.

My husband started working on lobster boats when he was 15 and ever since he has worked multiple jobs, side jobs and over time and has always filed a return.

When our first child was born, I cut back to part time work and my husband picked up the slack. When our second child was born, I stopped working to care for our children and my husband picked up the slack.

Our second child has special needs, she requires constant care and supervision.

We have always had insurance and we still do, however some of our daughters care is not covered in our plan.

I have paid for government benefits, which others have received, for most of my adult life. My husband has not only paid for government benefits, which others have received, for nearly 40 years, he is still working and paying for those benefits, so can you Please Explain to me WHY we must pay $70 a month to receive benefits that others receive for Free?

We have paid for these benefits, not once, not twice, but now a Third Time – while others receive the same benefits at no cost.

We are Not More Deserving.
We should Not be put ahead of others who have not paid for these benefits.

But We Should Received the Same Benefits WithOUT any extra cost.

The alternative – if I divorce my husband, I will not only receive the same benefits, but at no cost, I can also receive Social Security Disability for my child and child support and my husband and I can continue to live in the same house as roommates.

Moreover, I’m relatively sure I suffer from the same condition as my daughter, but not as severe and if diagnosed I could also receive Social Security Disability.

Dear Governor and Republican Representatives,
Why should we continue to pay the fees when we can collect so much more and pay nothing at all?

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