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
"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
I have personally seen people fake disability and use that to sue
a case I recall involved a guy telling everyone he had lots of sick leave and he needed to use it
In November about 8 years ago he calls his boss and asks when he last worked a certain area
she said October say 12th. He said I got hurt then. so she told him to come in and fill out paperwork
another supervisor took the report and said they would accommodate his injury. He said he couldn't do ANY work including sitting. due to his 3 week tardiness in reporting and his comments about using sick leave an investigation was launched. films of this guy going to gambling boats and sitting for four hours, flying to vegas etc, carrying luggage. he was fired and he sued. the union grievance process brought him back but he still sued. The trial judge ruled he was not disabled and the circuit court of appeals sustained that dismissal. He wasted about 200K in attorney fees (his side) and about 175 on the other side
I've already conceded. There are frauds, but not everyone on disability is a fraud nor confined to their home 24/7. Is that what you are after? Confinement?
Hell, in the OP, we have someone that states the disabled person cannot possibly be disabled because he goes on a trip on horseback, then when questioned about his assumptions, all of a sudden he has been having meals with this guy for three years....and knows he cannot possibly have cancer...but didn't know him enough to know why he was disabled or what his disability is or what kind of work he did. That story is just like an onion, as you peel through the layers, it just gets more pungent. But I am sure we are about ready to hear more layers.
The funny thing is that I agree with the premise that there are likely a lot of malingers on SSDI. I just don't think you can without a shadow of a doubt spot judge their situation.
"Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers" - Voltaire
"There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men. True nobility lies in being superior to your former self" -Hemingway