[Education and Welfare] FW: Level Playing Field
From the IPHONE of Terrie L. Arnold
terrieiphone at gmail.com
Mon Apr 9 07:01:31 CDT 2012
well Rick this is really good and i hope that you get a responce from him on this.
hope you had a blessed hoildaythis last week and this weekend
On Apr 9, 2012, at 6:26 AM, "Anne Murphy" <jasmurphy at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
Oh my God, Rick.
I don't think we should ever hope harm on others but you made your points
Let's see what response you get.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Rick Burch" <rickburch at sbcglobal.net>
To: <ew at moblind.org>
Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 4:48 AM
Subject: [Education and Welfare] FW: Level Playing Field
> Below is a letter I sent to Senator Kurt Schaefer.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Burch [mailto:rickburch at sbcglobal.net]
> Sent: Monday, April 09, 2012 4:45 AM
> To: Kurt.Schaefer at senate.mo.gov
> Cc: Rick.Stream at house.mo.gov
> Subject: Level Playing Field
> Hello Senator Schaefer:
> You may remember me. I wrote to you earlier in the session and told you
> about how I was totally blinded in a hunting accident here in Missouri when
> I was 14 years old. I must say that I am totally intrigued concerning your
> idea of a level playing field. So I've decided to take this idea a step
> I would like to challenge you to a game of one-on-one basketball. The first
> thing that will come up is that we are mismatched as the fact is that I am
> totally blind and you are fully sighted. I have, in the past, prayed to my
> heavenly Father that my sight would be restored. This, of course, has not
> happened. So I've decided to take a different tact in leveling the playing
> field by praying that you would get shot in a hunting accident and go blind.
> Then our basketball challenge would be more fair and balanced.
> Of course, you would have to wait some time for you to adapt to a world of
> blindness. You would of course lose your job and then would turn to the
> state for help. You could apply for the Blind Pension and the medical aid
> that comes along with that but you would probably be rejected because I
> assume your wife is sighted and would be able to support you. Of course, in
> the real world, you would more than likely be divorced. That is what
> happens to a great majority of couples where one is traumatically blinded.
> Also, I would submit to you that you more than likely have acquired over
> $20,000.00 worth of assets that would also make you ineligible to receive
> the Blind Pension and the medical benefit.
> Although Representative Ryan Silvey has stated publicly from the House floor
> that the singer/song writer/recording artist Stevey Wonder, who just happens
> to be black, because of his total blindness, could come to Missouri and
> collect the Blind Pension and the medical benefit that goes along with it,
> you can tell that by the qualifications required to receive these benefits
> will render Stevey Wonder ineligible for them because his first limousine is
> probably worth more than $20,000.00. Just to be fair and balanced, and
> keeping our level playing field in mind, the white
> singer/songwriter/recording artist Ronnie Millsap and the Hispanic
> singer/songwriter/recording artist Jose Feliciano would not be eligible,
> Anyway, I don't think you'll have to worry about getting shot in a hunting
> accident. Of course, it has been reported on the news that former
> vice-president Dick Chaney is getting better after his heart replacement.
> So if he calls and asks you to go hunting, don't go. As you know, he has
> been known to accidentally shoot people.
> One last question. Keeping the level playing field in mind, is it true that
> Missouri University left $12.3 million lying on the table plus some
> television rights when they changed to their new conference? Isn't that
> almost half of what you're taking from the blind medical fund?
> Patrick (Rick) Burch
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