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 Redress View Post
    You have no clue if some one is taking advantage of the system. None. Just because some one got a better parking spot than you is not a reason to get pissed.
    Seeing them on a tractor, boating, or on a motorcyle is.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Obviously that can't be correct.

    Anybody who can sit and use their hands could be a computer guy.... IF they knew how. However people can be on disability for things that would not prevent them from sitting and typing on a keyboard... and this makes sense.

    Take some guy who barely graduated high school and spends the next 20 years working the loading dock, but he hurts his back. He's no longer able to lift anything heavy most days; driving for more than an hour causes severe pain; etc. Well, he's effectively disabled for any job he could actually GET, given his education and experience. I suppose we could try to retrain him as a computer programmer but honestly if he barely passed HS and spent 20 yrs on the dock how well is that likely to go? (not too very)
    I am on a computer now, do excel, ppt, and various word documents and did learn it in college

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

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    It's like that guy I saw this morning at the Home Depot parked in the handicap zone with one of those blue ADA cards hanging from his rear view mirror who was loading 16, 100 pound bags of concrete into the back of his pick-up truck.
    Was he by himself or possibly have a disabled passenger. It doesn't have to be the driver that disabled.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    The statute reads "if you can perform ANY job, you can't qualify for disability" now you see people drawing and working and it is legal according to todays government.

    I will keep giving these people hell, I doubt the horse rider will be back.
    Look, if I had someone randomly come up to me and claim that I did not deserve the accommodations or benefits I receive under a completely different program or institution (as I never applied for this program, but have for others), because I did not "look" disabled to them, I would tell them to "get f*cked."
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Here is the requirement for one state(first in Google search) so we can see what they actually are.
    https://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/brochure...cts/ffvr07.htm
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Seeing them on a tractor, boating, or on a motorcyle is.
    That would be incorrect.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Look, if I had someone randomly come up to me and claim that I did not deserve the accommodations or benefits I receive under a completely different program or institution (as I never applied for this program), because I did not "look" disabled to them, I would tell them to "get f*cked."
    You may do it, but that would mean little to the people in the room shaking their head as you take advantage of programs made for people who really have diseases and handicaps that prevent them from waorking.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    That would be incorrect.
    no it is correct, they are milking the system

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I am on a computer now, do excel, ppt, and various word documents and did learn it in college


    Not really relevant, since I wasn't talking about you or anything you learned in college.

    We're talking about some guy who isn't going to able to retrain as The Computer Guy, and who is too physically limited to do those jobs he's qualified for.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    You may do it, but that would mean little to the people in the room shaking their head as you take advantage of programs made for people who really have diseases and handicaps that prevent them from waorking.
    Except to me, you'd just be some non-disabled yahoo who came across a newsletter once some years ago and thinks they know what they are talking about. There's no shortage of local morons who think they actually know something. It's happened to me quite often.

    You haven't access to my medical records, you have no expertise, no professional qualifications, and you run up in people's business telling them they aren't disabled when most of the time they are. They don't have to explain themselves to you, but you think they do, because you read something once.
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