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    Re: The Disability Scam: A Great Government Freebie

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    I seriously doubt it. They aren't advertising on national television for clients for $5,000 a pop. Oh, I don't doubt that's what it looks like. I just doubt that's what it is.
    That must have recently been increased to $6,000 - it was $5,000 a couple years ago when my youngest brother got his SSDI. It used to be 25% of the initial award (applied to the back benfits from the initial filing date) but it may take from several months to 2 years to get approved through the SSDI hearing/appeals process.

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    Re: The Disability Scam: A Great Government Freebie

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Hell I am one of those guys. I have fought weight most of my life. I even had lap band surgery 2 years ago and managed to drop 80 pounds. I have not had a soft drink or beer in 2 years now. My health screening is tomorrow. They check waist size, sugar, cholesterol, BP, and triglycerides. If I hit on more than two I have to call or email a counselor twice a week for 90 days. I work out every day on an elyptical and bowflex when home, elypitical when I can on the road.

    Last year waist size was the only ding I got, but it is disgusting and frustrating to fight something this long and still be losing.
    I hear you, and God love you - as I've said on another thread previously, the food processing industry is like the tobacco industry in the 50s, pumping deadly chemicals and metabolism and brain chemical bombs into our food in the name of making it "tastier" with a longer shelf life. I doubt I'll see it in my lifetime, but I sure hope there's class action lawsuits and the government practically bankrupts the people who are making us fat.
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    Re: The Disability Scam: A Great Government Freebie

    The problem is easy to fix. Just catch a few, make them pay back every nickel and serve some jail time. I'll bet the disabled rolls will decline rapidly.

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    Re: The Disability Scam: A Great Government Freebie

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I hear you, and God love you - as I've said on another thread previously, the food processing industry is like the tobacco industry in the 50s, pumping deadly chemicals and metabolism and brain chemical bombs into our food in the name of making it "tastier" with a longer shelf life. I doubt I'll see it in my lifetime, but I sure hope there's class action lawsuits and the government practically bankrupts the people who are making us fat.
    They didn't make us. When I had a very physical job back in the 80's I was the required waist size but BP and Cholesterol were out of whack. Even though I was at the right waist size it was just barely (one size). Now waist is the only thing and everything else is good. I think part of it was the steroids I took in college but can't be sure.

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    Re: The Disability Scam: A Great Government Freebie

    Nice political fodder but there really is more to the story
    Disability Rolls and the Makers/Takers/Fakers Nonsense | Jared Bernstein | On the Economy

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    Re: The Disability Scam: A Great Government Freebie

    I knew a guy who lost 3 fingers in his snow blower and went on disability. I drove by his house on the way to work every morning with my one eye and 3 missing toes. His lights were not even on yet.

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    Re: The Disability Scam: A Great Government Freebie

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Nice political fodder but there really is more to the story
    Disability Rolls and the Makers/Takers/Fakers Nonsense | Jared Bernstein | On the Economy


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    Re: The Disability Scam: A Great Government Freebie

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post

    Yay juvenile agitprop!

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    Re: The Disability Scam: A Great Government Freebie

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Yay juvenile agitprop!
    What did you expect after posting that nonsense link?

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    Re: The Disability Scam: A Great Government Freebie

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    What did you expect after posting that nonsense link?
    Can you debate the info in the link or not?

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