Joey, my cousin, died recently. Joey had Down Syndrome. Joey died with grace and dignity, all due to Obamacare. Joey fared well under the Democratic leadership of Clinton and Obama. He was able to get care and to hold his little assembly line job. Our Joey was happy. His caretakers were kind and knowledgeable and he flourished under their care. Joey lived to be fifty plus years old; he broke life span records for living with Down’s. He had friends and he had family that loved him dearly. Joey had a good life, thanks to Medicaid and Disability. There are so many Joeys and Josephines in this world. To my utter delight, many even in wheel chairs, demonstrated at Mitch McConnells office today. McConnell and Paul Ryan and the committee of old White men are throwing our disabled away like trash. They do not support abortion. Neither do I. However, they are still willing to put a death sentence on this segment of our population. Are they not as valuable!
We can not let this happen. Protest. Write. Call your representatives. The Republicans are killing our dear sick loved ones. The living should have just as many rights as the unborn–that of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
An old Italian aunt I had said when something bad happened, “This is the beginning of the end”. For all our sick, needy and disabled it surely is . President Trump said recently this Bill is “mean”. “Mean” it is. The wheel chairs being visibly pushed out for protesting are proof of this today.