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

    Quote Originally Posted by Juggernaut View Post
    http://apps.npr.org/unfit-for-work/





    I found this quite an eye opening article. Quite a failure of our social security/welfare/disability system where private companies are cooking-the-books at the welfare office and children are being held back in order to receive disability benefits.

    Perhaps, it's time for an overhaul of SS/disability?
    It should have been left alone back in the 80's, when it was strengthened. It's a huge waste of money, often on people who are able to work, but would rather sit at home and collect bennies. It's hugely over-utilized and abused.
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    Re: Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    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.



    Listing of Impairments - Adult Listings (Part A)

    Part III - Listing of Impairments (Overview)

    When Is a Person Considered Disabled by Social Security Disability? | Disability Secrets
    Thank you, ttwtt, somehow I am able to Google links for myself.










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

    Where I live lawyers advertise all day for people trying to claim Disability, which hurts the people who're really unable to work.
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    Re: Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    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.
    that's what much of the knee jerk response to this misses, that people really need assistance and this type of fraud takes it away from them. But who cares, we get to fight over positions that have little to do with reality

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

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Where I live lawyers advertise all day for people trying to claim Disability, which hurts the people who're really unable to work.

    Yeah, same here, and during the day on all the expected channels for the Springer watchers to absorb....
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    Re: Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yeah, same here, and during the day on all the expected channels for the Springer watchers to absorb....
    The gov is eventually going to start to cut off welfare, disability, medicare, medicaid and social security and many of the poor slobs who can't function anymore will be screwed because of a bunch of abuse.
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    Re: Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    I just had a thought.....

    What happens when people figure out that it's relatively easy to get on disability AND pot is legalized for medicinal purposes? Not only will you be able to get disability but the cost of your stash will be covered under medicare!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    The gov is eventually going to start to cut off welfare, disability, medicare, medicaid and social security and many of the poor slobs who can't function anymore will be screwed because of a bunch of abuse.
    Well, I hope that is long after we are gone brother, because if that happens in full force, then crime, killing, and mayhem will get a whole lot worse, and it won't be the gun's fault then.
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    Re: Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    I have a friend who's aunt is a welfare/disability/government handout whore. She actually quit a job because she made so much money that she couldn't get "her full benefits." How did she know this? THE F'N WELFARE WORKER TOLD HER! That's right, the g'damn government employee pushed her BACK onto the government payouts!

    Record spending and record dependency. Anyone else see a correlation? I mean, it isn't like conservatives predicted this or anything.
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    Re: Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Well, I hope that is long after we are gone brother, because if that happens in full force, then crime, killing, and mayhem will get a whole lot worse, and it won't be the gun's fault then.
    That's why I actually don't want to see them cut everyone off suddenly, whether they're bums or not. You eliminate peoples basic living staples (food, rent, medical, etc) and they'll go crazy in the streets. I think there's going to be some weird stuff happening in the next few years.
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