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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by year2late View Post
    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?
    I did not say he was a friend. It is a coffee shop, table with 10 chairs, people come and go, gossip, eat and drink coffee. He is not sick, stated by him. But his doctor advised him 25 years ago he could get on disability and survice better working jobs on the side. He was never someone I cared to talk to but he happened to be close this morning.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    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.
    Work itself is the best meds for depression.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Now you ouright lying. What other traits would you like to add to your resume tonight?
    Please tell me how else I was supposed to interpret that comment of yours, Rocketman?
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    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.
    this post belongs in this thread, finally someone with critical thinking instead of deflection

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    That was not directed at you.
    I'm not taking it personally. I'm just saying that what you are talking about doing is something you could just have easily done to me; it's something that can and has happened to me in the past. It's why my initial filing and subsequent appeals have been denied, and why I spent a considerable portion of last year homeless.

    I'm not angry. I'm just saying why it's very understandable why someone else might be.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Please tell me how else I was supposed to interpret that comment of yours, Rocketman?
    You wrote a comment that did not apply to what I posted, why else would I ask that not knowing you?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    I'm not taking it personally. I'm just saying that what you are talking about doing is something you could just have easily done to me; it's something that can and has happened to me in the past. It's why my initial filing and subsequent appeals have been denied, and why I spent a considerable portion of last year homeless.

    I'm not angry. I'm just saying why it's very understandable why someone else might be.
    I understand what you are saying. I wanted to give you a like and couple more in this thread, for some reason I can't tonight. Do you have any idea why?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    You wrote a comment that did not apply to what I posted, why else would I ask that not knowing you?
    You made an insulting comment about the disabled, suggested that it would automatically qualify for benefit, and that I was a victim....all done with disparaging intent on top of that.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    SS Disability is administered by the states....In most states, you file, you see "their" doctors, you go before a Judge.....It is a long and difficult process.. Most people are denied the first time around.. Appeals are filed--more doctors and more Judges...They are not stupid or easily fooled.....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    You made an insulting comment about the disabled, suggested that it would automatically qualify for benefit, and that I was a victim....all done with disparaging intent on top of that.
    Intent can't be determined in emails or on a message board. Those insecurities are on you. I made no such comment about the disabled. SO again do you have a reading problem still?

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