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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I wonder why it took the feds five years to figure this out.
    There probably aren't enough federal workers to investigate claims. You know, some folks have repeatedly called them lazy or leeches etc. Calling for the elimination of federal employees etc.
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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
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    True. Part of it is an aging work force. Part of it is lack of education. And surely part of it is an effort to get people off unemployment rolls who likely will not be among the first selected for a prospective job in any case. I suppose it does look better for employment numbers, but the money is being spent either way. Disability claims don't generally garner a lot of attention, but employment is regularly reported and widely observed.

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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    There probably aren't enough federal workers to investigate claims. You know, some folks have repeatedly called them lazy or leeches etc. Calling for the elimination of federal employees etc.
    I don't know. That could be true. The number of claims has skyrocketed, so maybe enforcement is lagging. The criteria for determining disability is a moving target sort of thing. A person without a college degree and severe back problems can probably qualify, whereas a person suffering the same malady with a college degree probably would not. That's why I was wondering how this fellow slipped through the cracks. Five years is a long time.

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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Why on earth haven't you reported this theft of taxpayer funds?
    I've tried to report such fraud a few times. Never got much of a response, and the person i reported to seemed pretty disinterested

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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    True. Part of it is an aging work force. Part of it is lack of education. And surely part of it is an effort to get people off unemployment rolls who likely will not be among the first selected for a prospective job in any case. I suppose it does look better for employment numbers, but the money is being spent either way. Disability claims don't generally garner a lot of attention, but employment is regularly reported and widely observed.
    well disability is also about if the *person* can work again. And if you have some highschool dropout who can't perform manual labor or even stand for long periods, it's unlikely you're going to find that person an office job (assuming an available one even existed)

    So it's a bit more complicated than many people want to admit

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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    well disability is also about if the *person* can work again. And if you have some highschool dropout who can't perform manual labor or even stand for long periods, it's unlikely you're going to find that person an office job (assuming an available one even existed)

    So it's a bit more complicated than many people want to admit
    It is, and the standard varies from place to place and doctor to doctor and patient to patient. I have a lot of empathy for a 50 or 60 year old who can't perform a lifelong vocation anymore, qualifies for other jobs, but can't locate any at all. That person is truly stuck and is probably clinically depressed, as well.

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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I know, I bet everyone of us here know at least 5 people that are questionable if we are honest with ourselves.
    I know a couple--former friends of my wife, thanks to me--who love together; she's collecting welfare and tons of child support, all the while he makes six-figures Since they're not married, it's perfectly legal.

    It's a travesty that she's not in jail, by now.
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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    I've tried to report such fraud a few times. Never got much of a response, and the person i reported to seemed pretty disinterested
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Chuckles View Post
    pretty ballsy driving to the benefit office.
    Noticed that too. But "ballsy" wasn't the first word that came to mind...


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    Re: Blind’ Man Caught in Disability Fraud After Seen Driving a Speed Boat

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    There probably aren't enough federal workers to investigate claims. You know, some folks have repeatedly called them lazy or leeches etc. Calling for the elimination of federal employees etc.
    Am guessing there are always investigations going on. But that they are expensive, time consuming, and difficult to prosecute. Which limits how many can be pursued at any given time. Our laws and legal system have gotten so complex i suspect it is a nightmare taking one of these cases to court....


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