A recent study has shown that most Americans want to be given handouts by the government. Something Richard Simms doesn’t believe in.
“You know you abuse government assistance when the sight of a job application makes you feel like superman when he’s next to kryptonite….ughhh….my weakness….work”, Richard Simms.
Richard Simms has been on disability for 40 years after he got a severe papercut.
It all started one day when opening up a letter on his desk. It was severe enough that the Doctors said he’d wouldn’t be able to work again for 2 whole days.
“It was the worst day of my life, then the next day, my whole family was killed”, Richard Simms.
With losing his whole family and usage of his hand for 2 days, Richard was at a crossroads. Richard decided enough was enough with the working world.
“You can’t just expect people to open up letters without a letter opener, it’s un-American”, Richard Simms.
Richard went on a quest to find a way to make a living. He ventured into the local towns Army recruiting offices and showed them his papercut hand. It was severe enough that Major Jack Brimstone gave him a personal referral to the disability office.
“These are the injustices we are out there fighting for, if one of your brother’s go down, you go down on him and help make him hard again”, Major Jack Brimstone.
Richard Simms remembered exactly what was going through his mind when Major Jack Brimstone told him about being on disability.
“What are we doing working when there’s that option, that’s like being in prison with a free get out of jail card but you’re sitting there plotting your escape”, Richard Simms.
After months of waiting, Richard finally got his letter from the disability office, he was denied. Richard was so upset that he fell down his stairs at home and became paralyzed for the rest of his life and on his way down, he gave himself another severe papercut.
“That was the 2nd worst day of my life next to my first severe papercut incident”, Richard Simms.
Richard was still unfazed by his whole family’s brutal murder; he kept pushing forward but this time, in a wheelchair. Richard still wanted to work and wondered if accommodations could be made for him but he said none of those options were presented to him at that time like how it is now. Documentation shows that Richard was indeed fully aware of those options 40 years ago.
“All the jobs they kept giving me were horrible, they expected me to sit all day, I get tired of sitting”, Richard Simms.
Richard decided to go back to Major Jack Brimstone and decided to enlist but he was deemed unfit. The only other option left was to file a new claim with disability and hope for the best. Again, after several months, the disability letter came. Richard was finally approved.
“That was the 2nd best day of my life next to my whole family being killed”, Richard Simms.
As the years went by, Richard watch generation after generation just accept handouts from the government. He believes that no one wants to work anymore and more people should be thankful they can even get a job while people like him can’t.
Richard planned on creating a movement towards freeing the people from the hands of the government system but sadly during the course of this interview, Richard went into a coma.
Over the next several weeks, Richard Simms tried to hang on but sadly, he passed away in a public hospital also known as a government hospital.
If we can take anything away from Richard Simms emotional trial and tribulations, it’s that one should never give up on what they want, even when faced with adversity.
Author - Scott Kelley
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