Friday, March 7, 2008
Too much info.. ok. *sigh*
Here is a dark sky shot that I took on Wednesday, I think that this shot mirrors my mood today..
I heard on the news today that the the 'Ruddy Government' as part of its cost cutting anti inflation measures, is going to abolish the annual carer payment bonus...
I heard this on the radio as I was driving to TAFE today. My first thought was 'typical'..
My next thought was Oh Fuck! That's Us! Shit Shit Shit... We need that money.. We really really need that money.. Because I am a full time carer, I was expecting to receive a $1600 cash boost in June this year, as we have received for the previous four years..
I wont go into details on how this decision will impact my family at the moment as I am feeling pretty gutted that any government would slash at the knees of the most Vulnerable members of society...Let alone an australian Labour government.. Bastardages...
But at the same time , Why am I not surprised??? It is so easy to cut the funds from disability payments or from programs aimed at helping families in crises .. Hell we are used to fucking living below the poverty line, and not having any services or support
I am crying now as I am writing this because it just isnt fair..I had actually been expecting this cut back but when I heard it this morning it was like a physical kick in the guts.. Truly I felt ill.. physically ill... I have been alternately sick or sooking.. All Day,, Bastards!!! I rarely get sooky and I never ever feel ill. but I think this decision might be enough to tip my scales..
Posted by frog ponds rock... at 8:07 PM