Tag Archives: David Sutkowy

From Executive to Legislative


I talked to people.  I called up lots of offices and talked to all kinds of people.  What I learned was that all kinds of people were hot to trot to prosecute Medicaid recipients but nobody in the world was … Continue reading

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Resume of an Activist


Anne C Woodlen Syracuse NY 13210                                                          “Perhaps when we face our maker, we will not be asked, ‘How many positions did you hold,’ but rather, ‘How many people did you help?’” ―Thomas S. Monson In 2001 I began the work … Continue reading

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Skip Two Steps and Listen


What follows is a treatise on governance that is relevant to all those who govern and those who are governed. It grew out of a meeting a week ago between county officials and people with disabilities. The county had established … Continue reading

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Getting Fired


According to Richard Gottlieb, MSW and Diplomate with a capital D, last year at the Empathic Therapy Conference Dr. Peter Breggin said, “If you haven’t been fired at least once, you’re not doing your job.” Dick and I had been engaged in … Continue reading

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We Need Your Help


Yesterday the Veterans Administration Hospital discharged Dr. Michael Gregory, who has no home.  Dr. Gregory, 73, has had seven strokes.  He has an ostomy, diabetes, high blood pressure, MRSA, and cancer on his ear.  He has reason to be concerned … Continue reading

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The Old Man on the Sidewalk (Part II)


When Onondaga County Adult Protective Services was asked what to do about the homeless old man on the sidewalk in front of my apartment building, they said, “Send him to the second floor of the Civic Center.”   That is the intake … Continue reading

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“Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill”


One of the most awesome essays I’ve every read. Why Anti-Authoritarians are Diagnosed as Mentally Ill Posted on February 26, 2012 by Bruce Levine, Ph.D. In my career as a psychologist, I have talked with hundreds of people previously diagnosed … Continue reading

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Medicaid, Racism, and the Post-Standard (Part IV)


The single most-searched question on my blog is about how long people receive Welfare.  People ask about third-generation Welfare recipients.  I ask if there are any or is that an urban myth?  People ask about poor people receiving Welfare for … Continue reading

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Welfare, Racism, and the Post-Standard (Part III)


More than four thousand people have read my blogs on Medicaid, Food Stamps and Welfare.  Post-Standard Managing Editor Stan Linhorst, take note:  the people want to know and you aren’t telling them.  Your readership is way down and one of … Continue reading

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Welfare, Racism and the Post-Standard (Part II)


By April 15, 2011, I was asking different kinds of questions in “Welfare Information:  Getting’ It”:  How can county legislators vote the budget without knowing who’s on Welfare and what it’s costing?  “All there is to work with is [County … Continue reading

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