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    Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    http://apps.npr.org/unfit-for-work/

    PCG is a private company that states pay to comb their welfare rolls and move as many people as possible onto disability.
    Let's imagine that happens. Jahleel starts doing better in school, overcomes some of his disabilities. He doesn't need the disability program anymore. That would seem to be great for everyone, except for one thing: It would threaten his family's livelihood. Jahleel's family primarily survives off the monthly $700 check they get for his disability.
    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?
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    Re: Unfit For Work: The Startling Rise Of Disability In America

    It is time to jump on that gravy train! Get a sticker to park up front wherever you go, get yourself and the little woman both on the SSDI dole. That is about $26K per year, or over 150% of the federal poverty line, so living in rural south Texas you are about average.
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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

    Gee when I talk about disability being welfare 2.0 people say I am just making it up or that just because it happens where I live does not mean that it happens other places or just because a few do it doesn't mean that it is the newest scam......someone is clearly making this story up.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Gee when I talk about disability being welfare 2.0 people say I am just making it up or that just because it happens where I live does not mean that it happens other places or just because a few do it doesn't mean that it is the newest scam......someone is clearly making this story up.
    You ARE making a blanket accusation and that is in fact, incorrect.










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

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    You ARE making a blanket accusation and that is in fact, incorrect.
    Then point out all the parts of my statement that are incorrect instead of throwing some blanket denial

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

    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.

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

    All I can say is that if taxpayers only knew...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fisher View Post
    Then point out all the parts of my statement that are incorrect instead of throwing some blanket denial
    "...disability being welfare 2.0 people say I am just making it up..."










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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.
    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.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    "...disability being welfare 2.0 people say I am just making it up..."
    Perhaps you have not paid attention to the liberal zealots when welfare comes up. They know everything (allegedly)

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