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    Re: Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    When an unacceptable number of our population has become fat and stupid, it's no mystery why so many people are on disability. Our health care system is defunct, it's cheaper to buy junk food than real food thanks to subsidies, and with unions disappearing and proposals to slash minimum wage people have to work longer hours for the privilege of remaining poor.

    You call it the gravy train, I call it the necessary outcome of a corporate slavery mentality. Just keep outsourcing the jobs and destroying worker rights, and more and more people will keep turning to the government tit.

    But yeah... keep blaming the disenfranchised for being disenfranchised. In the land of America, ignorance is strength, and slavery is freedom.
    Holy ****! Post of the month! Precisely, and succinctly stated.










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    Re: Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Perhaps you have not paid attention to the liberal zealots when welfare comes up. They know everything (allegedly)
    As with most subjects, it is all rather complex. Nothing in life is all good or all bad, all right or all wrong.

    I have to go to the store at the moment. But to begin with I think everyone needs to come to an agreement on what a disability is. The author of the OP doesn't know and that is obvious.










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    Re: Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Cool story bro. It would be a wonderful premise if it were true. Unfortunately, those clamoring to get on the disability roles aren't the disenfranchised workers and if you look at the root of their problem you are much more likely to find it in a family tree with very weak and shallow roots.
    So you're blaming genetics for the reason why most people are on disability? Evidence to support this claim? (Hint: eugenicists don't count.)

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    Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    So you're blaming genetics for the reason why most people are on disability? Evidence to support this claim? (Hint: eugenicists don't count.)
    Genetics... No. ****ty parents. Yes. Isn't it amaaaaaaaaazing how families that promote education and hardwork for the most part has successful children, even those immigrant families, legal or otherwise.

    Always an excuse. Always someone else's fault.

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    Re: Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    As with most subjects, it is all rather complex. Nothing in life is all good or all bad, all right or all wrong.

    I have to go to the store at the moment. But to begin with I think everyone needs to come to an agreement on what a disability is. The author of the OP doesn't know and that is obvious.
    A disability is what the SS folks accept as one. The fact that it is a complicated mess is simply indicative of it being a typical gov't run program.

    If you cannot do the work you did in the past, we see if you are able to adjust to other work.

    We consider your medical conditions and your age, education, past work experience and any transferable skills you may have. If you cannot adjust to other work, your claim will be approved. If you can adjust to other work, your claim will be denied.
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    Re: Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    There is a place for disability inn our system but it is DEFINITELY being abused.

    All in all I think the article highlights some really important issues though the scope of the problem extends well beyond just disability.

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    Re: Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    When an unacceptable number of our population has become fat and stupid, it's no mystery why so many people are on disability.
    No argument there, look who they put back in office after all....

    Our health care system is defunct...
    Well, that's the liberal/progressive/socialist plan isn't it.

    it's cheaper to buy junk food than real food thanks to subsidies...
    Been to a store lately, none of the food is "cheap"....anymore.

    and with unions disappearing and proposals to slash minimum wage people have to work longer hours for the privilege of remaining poor.
    Minimum wage laws keep wages artificially low.

    You call it the gravy train, I call it the necessary outcome of a corporate slavery mentality.
    How cliche....Another corporate hater...

    Just keep outsourcing the jobs and destroying worker rights, and more and more people will keep turning to the government tit.
    Wait, wait....So we get rid of corporations, and all the jobs they create, and you're worried about "outsourcing", which btw, is caused primarily due to the over taxation, and burdensome regulation structure put in place by progressives that think that they are doing something noble by driving those jobs away?

    But yeah... keep blaming the disenfranchised for being disenfranchised. In the land of America, ignorance is strength, and slavery is freedom.
    Too bad the progressive utopia you dream of never works in practical application.
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    Re: Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    All I can say is that if taxpayers only knew...
    I always marvel at this. It's something that a lot of conservatives keep doing. As if there is some magical group of people known as "taxpayers" who are the moral pillars of society, as opposed to, you know, everyone. I think it's more of that "47% of Americans don't pay income tax" statistic that they used to love to quote so much. The statistic that used kids, retirees, and veterans as part of that 47%. Every single person over the age of 12 in this country pays some taxes. Everyone is a taxpayer. Everyone has skin in the game.
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    Re: Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I always marvel at this. It's something that a lot of conservatives keep doing. As if there is some magical group of people known as "taxpayers" who are the moral pillars of society, as opposed to, you know, everyone. I think it's more of that "47% of Americans don't pay income tax" statistic that they used to love to quote so much. The statistic that used kids, retirees, and veterans as part of that 47%. Every single person over the age of 12 in this country pays some taxes. Everyone is a taxpayer. Everyone has skin in the game.
    Sounds like that insane drivel coming out of clowns like Nancy Pelosi when she said that welfare, and food stamps actually created economic activity....What a joke.
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    Re: Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    Even more disheartening is when the actually disabled can't get disability because of the paranoia. The process is distorted and corrupted so some are milking it and some are left helpless.

    Sorry, no links. I am personally following the case of one of my "Cat Ladies" who is genuinely disabled and has been filing and re-filing applications for at least 2 years. But in San Francisco, I met a bunch of junkies who were on disability and were only disable because they were junkies.

    Go figure.

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