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I have not left my home since Friday. The normal swelling I endure may not be normal.  I will not know until Friday. Friday is my pay date.

I write tonight because I am part of the 47%   I earn enough to not qualify for any governmental program.  However the cost of health insurance for myself is too high.  My state has yet to institute the insurance exchange.

I often write President Obama does not walk on water but he does get what 47% of Americans need. Mitt will continue to support corporations that screw over the American worker. 

Example of screwing the worker: company employs a person on contract.  Company offers no benefits to employee.  Company gets tax credits.  Employee unable to claim any deductions for employee is listed as a W2. 

Example of screwing the worker : to save $9/HR in labor costs city outsources certain functions. It seems the main reason to outsource are employee benefits. The theme benefits are the selling point for outsourcing. Why did universal healthcare fail in America? s


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I am typing a few quick thoughts today.  This thought is about White people being real.  When I returned to Mississippi in 2002, I had planned to only be here two years.  I didn't wish my kids to be in the oppressiveness of Mississippi too long.   I like other young Black people left this state before the ink was dry decades earlier.  When I returned in 2002, I was to learn of a silent change in the state, White folks waking-up. 

They are sadly still not the majority in 2017 but they are growing daily.  Trump has helped many White people face the mirror no longer able to deny the truth.  They are now facing the results of hate without the filter of Confederate glasses.  Mississippi is a wreck and holding on to a divisive symbol of hate, our flag.  Centuries of hate in the state has left the state destitute to the point even White people are leaving in large numbers.   Those now leaving are exporting hate to other states that have done well economically by ending policy of hate.


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