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 Fiddytree View Post
    Excuse me, but if you think you can act like Superman and see through a person within a few minutes, then you are the one who is hopelessly out of touch. You do not understand us, you treat us with disrespect, and you dismiss the facts to suit your prejudices.
    another lie, keep them coming, I do treat liars with disrespect.

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

    It is another way to fleece taxpayers and no one should get it
    Ayn was right
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    It is another way to fleece taxpayers and no one should get it
    Ayn was right
    notice how some of the fleecers showed up right away

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    another lie, keep them coming, I do treat liars with disrespect.
    Keep digging that hole. You insult people with disabilities, you insulted me personally, and you use your disdain of the disabled to support raiding their benefits.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    According to you? I will take a senator's word before an average political board poster's.
    Well I can't prove to you something that doesn't exist. However, if there is a statute, you can prove it! Trot that puppy out. Show it to me.

    On this issue I'm not the average political poster. As with most people here on DP I don't just talk about government I try to do something about it. I don't know what local, state, or national committees, programs, boards, task forces you are on but I have been volunteering on local, state and national committees, boards and task forces for over 20 years. (I was on two national committees and I found it disgusting. Much too political and nothing was accomplished that mattered at local levels.) My experience began as a member of a local public school board. I volunteered to focus on disabled students, no one else wanted it. There's no glory there. I learned so much. I even took some graduate classes to learn more about it. One graduate class was disability law. I'm betting that's already more than Coburn has taken. Following the school board experience I volunteer to serve on the boards of two local disability advocacy support groups. (One until I moved and then another in another town.) I have served on state boards having been appointed by a governor 3 separate occasions and I volunteered to join a sub committee on disabilities on another state board. Once you get going it gets in your blood.

    Truth be told, almost every local, county and state has disability boards, commissions, committees begging for people to serve. If you are really concerned about the issue, and it sounds like you are, they'd love to have you. It is a great way to be a part of democracy and to contribute to the greater good. It is also a great way to make changes.










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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Keep digging that hole. You insult people with disabilities, you insulted me personally, and you use your disdain of the disabled to support raiding their benefits.
    another lie, keep them coming. Your character is not in question anymore

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    It is another way to fleece taxpayers and no one should get it
    Ayn was right
    And what then happens to people who cannot care for themselves and nor can their families afford to support them and the services they require to live?
    I don't attack my constituents. Bob is my constituent now.
    This is the important stuff. We canít get lost in discrimination. We canít get lost in B.S. We canít get lost tearing each other down. I want to make a point here that no matter what you look like, where you come from, how you worship, who you love, how you identify, and yeah, how you run, that if you have good public policy ideas, if you are well qualified for office, bring those ideas to the table, because this is your America, too. This is our commonwealth of Virginia, too.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Well I can't prove to you something that doesn't exist. However, if there is a statute, you can prove it! Trot that puppy out. Show it to me.

    On this issue I'm not the average political poster. As with most people here on DP I don't just talk about government I try to do something about it. I don't know what local, state, or national committees, programs, boards, task forces you are on but I have been volunteering on local, state and national committees, boards and task forces for over 20 years. (I was on two national committees and I found it disgusting. Much too political and nothing was accomplished that mattered at local levels.) My experience began as a member of a local public school board. I volunteered to focus on disabled students, no one else wanted it. There's no glory there. I learned so much. I even took some graduate classes to learn more about it. One graduate class was disability law. I'm betting that's already more than Coburn has taken. Following the school board experience I volunteer to serve on the boards of two local disability advocacy support groups. (One until I moved and then another in another town.) I have served on state boards having been appointed by a governor 3 separate occasions and I volunteered to join a sub committee on disabilities on another state board. Once you get going it gets in your blood.

    Truth be told, almost every local, county and state has disability boards, commissions, committees begging for people to serve. If you are really concerned about the issue, and it sounds like you are, they'd love to have you. It is a great way to be a part of democracy and to contribute to the greater good. It is also a great way to make changes.
    I will continue to focus on what the thread was initially about, fraud. I have turned in two this year that have already lost their benefits and are now working because no one is paying them to sit at home on their asses.

    This thread was never about children with disabilities and never stated as such. It was about people that smile about milking the system and think there is pride associated with doing so.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    another lie, keep them coming. Your character is not in question anymore
    So you didn't imply that people with disabilities were fictitious victims? You didn't suggest that people with disabilities can't engage in recreational activities or home maintenance?

    Let's not phrase this next piece as a question, let's just state it. You do not know how disability is an individualized concept and that there are many categories of disability which qualify for SSDI, and you do not understand that each category impacts groups of people differently.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    It is another way to fleece taxpayers and no one should get it
    Ayn was right
    By all means, let's listen to the hedonist.
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