View Poll Results: What does disability mean and who should get it?

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  • It means unmanagable pain and those people should get it

    9 25.00%
  • It means one might get a chance to retire early and play

    2 5.56%
  • It is another way to fleece taxpayers and no one should get it

    2 5.56%
  • who cares, it is unmanagable

    0 0%
  • who cares, it is insignificant expenditure for the US

    1 2.78%
  • It should be completely overhauled, re-written, and inspected for cheaters

    26 72.22%
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    You're the one started a thread about approaching people without visible disabilities and railing at them for milking the system. I fail to see how we brought this on ourselves.
    That was not directed at you. His constant trolling repeating that same line like a small child trying to talk over people becomes annoying, hence any treatment he percieved about other people toward him was probably brought on by similar actions.

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    First I was diagnosed with a form of mental retardation, where my reading skills were an issue. After that incorrect diagnosis, I was diagnosed with another disability.

    No, my own reading scores are no longer a problem according to diagnosticians or even the GRE (as I scored in at about the 89 percentile).
    I'm still confused as to what your disability is. You are obviously not retarded and you can obviously read.

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Sure, some of you may have legitimate disabilities, but there are PLENTY of people who work under the table while collecting disability, and they are QUITE capable of working. It's getting to the point of being quite silly when you can collect disability because you suffer from depression and "feel sad." How in the hell is staying home and doing nothing going to help your depression? It's not. They should put these people on meds and send them to work IMO.

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    So you are saying you are incapable of doing anything that would pay you wage as much as your disability?
    Yes. I'm not currently on disability, but my pension when I do receive it will be almost twice what I'm earning at my job. I'm working with DVR and I'm trying to write books (fiction and games) for profit, so that I might wean myself off of disability, but I'm not capable of supporting myself through gainful employment.

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Yes, I do have a right to be offended. You're making disparaging and inaccurate comments about me and others with disabilities.
    Now you ouright lying. What other traits would you like to add to your resume tonight?

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    you would be wrong, he does not have cancer. I have been eating with this guy for 2.5 to 3 years, just found out today that he was on disability, I assumed he worked a normal job but i was wrong
    Wait, you have been eating with this guy for 3 years and know for a fact he does not have cancer but also have no clue about how he made his money?

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Fraud undoubtedly happens and probably more then it should. My former neighbor was on disability for chronic arthritis. How do I know her case was fraudulent? Because she still worked the same job that she had years prior to claiming her disability and admitted to me that she was now payed under the table by her employer which became a good friend of hers.

    One occurrence that seems to happen all to frequently here (probably stands out more to me because of how I feel about it) is young very overweight persons receiving not only disability but also other government assistance. I understand that their are medical conditions that can cause a person to become morbidly obese but those are pretty rare instances (from my understanding), for the rest it comes down to poor diet and lifestyle. Naturally it makes me upset when we are paying people essentially to continue that bad lifestyle/decisions. Obesity has been labeled a disease and is treated as such by the medical community as well as the government. However alcoholism is also considered a disease. So do you think they would give me a disability check and disabled parking tags if I stayed to drunk to hold a job? I do not see much of a difference to be honest but they sure treat it differently.

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    Yes. I'm not currently on disability, but my pension when I do receive it will be almost twice what I'm earning at my job. I'm working with DVR and I'm trying to write books (fiction and games) for profit, so that I might wean myself off of disability, but I'm not capable of supporting myself through gainful employment.
    Then you deserve to be on it and are trying to get off it which is commendable, that was not the case this morning. This guy was smiling about the fact he could do what he pleases while the rest us support his lifestyle.

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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    I'm still confused as to what your disability is. You are obviously not retarded and you can obviously read.
    I didn't disclose the name of the disability.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    I didn't disclose the name of the disability.
    So it's some kind of a brain thing?

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