It means unmanagable pain and those people should get it
It means one might get a chance to retire early and play
It is another way to fleece taxpayers and no one should get it
who cares, it is unmanagable
who cares, it is insignificant expenditure for the US
It should be completely overhauled, re-written, and inspected for cheaters
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.
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.
"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."