We Are All In This Together

The economy should be like the Law of Conservation of Energy. Money can neither be created nor destroyed, but transferred. In this aspect, given the current economic situation, in order to keep the country (not just the government) operational money must be transferred into it. Obviously, this is done via taxes. The government cannot spend what it doesn’t have, and cannot keep borrowing and increasing a debt it cannot pay. Thus I repeat, this is done via taxes. Taxes, I know touchy word. Who can afford to pay taxes? Well, the the middle and lower class obviously cannot. We struggle to get by as it is. The logical solution is raise taxes on the rich and wealthy, as well as large corporations that can afford to pay. This also means not giving them subsidies, so that it doesn’t cancel out the purpose of taxing them. It’s for the benefit of society. Funding shortages affect all. Schools lose money, cut staff, class size grows, and education depreciates more than it already has. Unemployment needs to survive. Without that, people will suffer further in regard of not being able to simply provide for their families. The lower and middle class need a break in regards to healthcare. The cost goes up as the longer some wait to receive treatment because they can’t afford to pay and prolong their illnesses. Then there’s the simple fact that the cost of healthcare and it’s procedures send people into bankruptcy, which affects them and the economy even more. Sadly, I believe medicine shouldn’t be a business, it should just be. If taxes go down any further these services continue to be cut, cuts mean loss of employment and that does not help the economy. I hope I’ve made the point to raise taxes. Taxes are not the root of all evil. They really do help fund the most helpful of programs. Just think, if taxes go up the government can rehire those that it fired, schools can hire more teachers and aides, it really just results in jobs that people can return to. I know people talk about shrinking government, but given the size of our country and the size of the population struggling, it only makes sense to raise taxes. Otherwise, everyone suffers. If the people don’t work, they can’t spend, if they don’t spend, businesses fail, if businesses fail they look for another bailout that probably won’t happen…

I know I’ve told this story before, but my abusive ex refused to let me take birth control. I was on the pill until he found them in my purse.

I went to the Student Health Center—they were completely unhelpful, choosing to lecture me about the importance of safe sex (recommending condoms) instead of actually listening to my problem.

Then I went to Planned Parenthood. The Nurse Practitioner took one look at my fading bruises and stopped the exam. She called in the doctor. The doctor came in and simply asked me: “Are you ready to leave him?” When I denied that I was being abused, she didn’t argue with me. She just asked me what I needed. I said I need a birth control method that my boyfriend couldn’t detect. She recommended a few options and we decided on Depo.

When I told her that my boyfriend read my emails and listened to my phone messages and was known to follow me, she suggested to do the Depo injections at off hours when the clinic was normally closed. She made a note in my chart and instructed the front desk never to leave messages for me—instead, she programmed her personal cell phone number into my phone under the name “Nora”. She told me she would call me to schedule my appointments; she wouldn’t leave a message, but I should call her back when I was able to.

And that was it. No judgment. No lecture. She walked me to the door and told me to call her day or night if I needed anything. That she lived 5 blocks from campus and would come get me. That I wasn’t alone. That she just wanted me to be safe.

I never called her to come to my rescue. But I have no doubt that she would have come if I had called. She kept me on Depo for a year, giving me those monthly injections in secret, helping me prevent a desperately unwanted pregnancy.

I cannot thank Planned Parenthood enough for the work they do.

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I know I’ve reblogged this before, but it bears re-reblogging (?).  This is how you respond to abuse, this is how you give people control over their bodies/uteruses, this is how you act as a generally non-judgmental and compassionate person.  I love this story so fucking much.

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I have an idea...

I have a concept for an invention and I don't know what to do. How do I get a patent or copywrite without it costing a small fortune? I'm weird about giving out my concept (greedy thieves), it's medical field related, though. But I think it's simple but brilliant. I need help to guide me. Please and thank you. Any help is appreciated.

Someone said ” the road to hell is paved in good intentions”

Yeah…I’m doomed I guess.