One of the thing's that been getting to me lately, besides that whole no work, no pay, no money thing, is that I've got to keep paying my father's bills. My father, as many of you know, tried to kill himself two years ago. Then tried starving himself while in the hospital, etc. Those five months were real hell and probably led, I now believe, to my losing my job because they saw that I thought work was secondary to family and I don't think they liked that.
The family didn't have enough money to put my father in a nursing home, and he was living on social security which didn't come close to covering nursing home costs. So we had to get him on medicaid. And there's no bigger scam -- well, maybe health insurance and COBRA -- than medicaid because the state uses this to cheat you out of your property. And last night, I paid for his damn property insurance.
Here's the deal. Years ago, rich fucks decided they didn't want to pay for their medical care, so they would give the money to their rich fuck brats and claim poverty, thus having the feds and the states pay for their medical care and nursing homes. So they passed a bunch of laws which resulted in this: if you go on medicaid, the government gets all of your property after you die to recoup costs unless you gave away that property to your brats over five years before going on medicaid. Thus the government would find get the property of all of those rich fucks no matter what they tried. Except the rich fucks got rich because they know how to fuck with people, thus they found new way to scam the government.
But then there's us normal folks. We're not rich fucks. And we can't afford the nursing home costs, so we have to go on medicaid which means that the government now has the rights to all of my father's property once he dies. But here's the scam. I've still got to pay all of the damn taxes on the property. I've got to pay upkeep costs for a place he'll never see again. And I can't sell this property to recoup the costs because the government owns it. Only they don't want to pay for owning it so they make me pay for owning it even though my family no longer owns it.
So thank you Rick Perry for making sure this bill got passed in Texas. It must be nice to have never worked a day in your entire life, yet still have people paying you bribes to do what they want you to do. I wish I had the money to bribe you, but you only take bribes from rich people, and I'm not rich. So until that time, I guess I'll just have to keep my bills, and my father's bills.