Krista Shockey voted for President Trump in November. Now she's one of the people who might get hurt under his plan to cut safety net programs for the poor and disabled.
Shockey is on Supplemental Security Income (SSI), a program to help low-income Americans who are disabled. The monthly payment is just over $700 a month.
"It's my only income," Shockey told CNNMoney in the fall, when we first met her at Diner 23 in Waverly, a small town in southern Ohio that's seen better days. "I couldn't live" without it.
She was stunned to hear the president wants to downsize SSI. She hadn't heard about it until CNNMoney called her.
When releasing Trump's budget Tuesday, the White House hailed it as a "taxpayer first" plan. Trump's goal is to get millions of people off welfare and into full-time jobs. For Shockey, that won't be easy.
"There's no way I could go back to work," Shockey said this week. "I've got a lot of problems. I'm crippled in my feet, knees, back, hands."
Now, if Miss Shockey were suffering from an inability to pay attention, read a newspaper, or look at the news, I would give her a pass. I think we would all give her a pass. I'm frankly tired of these pieces, and I stopped commenting on them months ago. I think it's important to point out that Trump told everyone that he was going to command an army of leopards to go throughout the land and eat the faces of everyone sick, tired, old, and poor. He said this over and over again, and he promised people they would get tired of winning.
Well, the leopards are going to show up at Krista's house, and they're going to eat her fucking face. Maybe next time don't vote for the guy who told you, again and again, nothing but provable lies? Maybe next time don't fall for this bullshit notion that the Federal government can be run like a business? Maybe next time don't vote for the guy who says he can grab women by the pussy?
Why can't these people be honest? They wanted Trump to come in and stick it to the blacks and Hispanics. What they forgot to do was notice that he really just wants to take every penny he can and give it to himself and his rich friends. I mean, if a stupid liberal blogger like me could see the flimflam man coming a mile away, why couldn't people like this dopey woman?