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?

    Are you a doctor?

    Are you their doctor?

    No? Then STFU.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    HAR wait it til Oh-Bammer care kicks in and she's relegated to bedpan doodie for life? We are all going to suffer in this trainwreck but those in the medical industry will have their lives destroyed.
    We have told her that with her degree in Business Administration, she doesn't have to work in the health care field, but that's what she wants to do. She is also worried about what might happen when Obamacare kicks in! She is a people person, and would be good at it, but...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    We have told her that with her degree in Business Administration, she doesn't have to work in the health care field, but that's what she wants to do. She is also worried about what might happen when Obamacare kicks in! She is a people person, and would be good at it, but...
    Don't get discouraged. The medical profession is still growing and will continue to grow. There will be jobs there and with her degrees, she should do well. My "will be a sister-in-law if my brother ever gets his **** together" is working on her next step nursing degree, fully paid for by her employer, and from what I understand this is very common in the medical profession, so if she decides to go for a higher degree, she should have the chance.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    There are attorneys that specialize in setting people up with disability payments whether they need them or not. I talked to one last year after hearing their commercials on the radio. The attorney walked me right thru it even after I told her I owned a business and worked 50+ hours a week. She informed me that I would have to work less than 20 hours a week, but since I'm salaried that would be easy enough to state. So then she started asking me about pain. Oh course I have pain. I've been an auto mechanic for 26 years. She asked if I sleep thru the night. I usually wake up at about 3 am, apparently that is worthy of disability payments. When I told her I didn't feel comfortable taking disability payments for what I would consider normal for a 44 year old working guy, she cheerfully told me to call back when I changed my mind, and said the benefits would be even better next year.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Don't get discouraged. The medical profession is still growing and will continue to grow. There will be jobs there and with her degrees, she should do well. My "will be a sister-in-law if my brother ever gets his **** together" is working on her next step nursing degree, fully paid for by her employer, and from what I understand this is very common in the medical profession, so if she decides to go for a higher degree, she should have the chance.
    It just seems a shame that with the growing population, now is not the best time to have trained health care people wonder if they have made the best career choice! We're going to need all the good interested people we can find, IMO!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    You assume that I or anyone else should care?
    See that's the beauty of not having been brainwashed into an altruistic mindset, I needn't be affected by the nuttiness of the left. (Unless you factor in the jackbooted thugs of the IRS?)

    Go on you lefties, gnash your teeth and wail at the supposed inequities of the Universe.
    For all the good it will do.

    My response Gina is: how will forcibly taking from one citizen that which he or she has honestly earned under the guise of caring for (insert and endless series of imagined disadvantaged classes of people)
    make this a better nation or serve the cause of freedom?

    wage slaves may still have a lot of blood yet to be squeezed from them, is there a limit?
    I figured you don't care for others and you've confirmed that.

    The nation is made better by caring for all its citizens. There is abuse in the system, but as it has been stated in this thread, it's about 1% (if I'm not mistaken). We don't have great numbers of people unable to earn a living, languishing in the streets. That is the trait of a 3rd world banana republic, not the beacon of freedom Americans like to claim the U.S. is.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    Wow, looks like more than a few posters are in the "don't bother me with facts, I've already got my opinion" side of the aisle.

    I won't bore y'all by saying what others have already said time and time again, that by simply looking at a person one cannot possibly ascertain whether they are or are not legitimately disabled. Instead I'll go back to the first few pages to point out something to those who were so incensed that individuals sporting Handicapped Parking Permits did not look disabled enought to be stealing our tax money.

    Pro-tip: Not everyone who qualifies for a Handicapped Parking Permit actually receives Disability Benefits.

    I don't. I have a Handicapped Parking Permit because of a lung condition that causes my blood oxygen level to drop perilously during even routine exertion, such as trying to walk further than 30-40 feet without resting. I have to use oxygen at night (and frequently during the day) to help keep my lungs from seizing. However, y'all will be thrilled to know that I am not receiving Disability payments. So please don't simply presume that anyone with a Handicapped Parking Permit is a blood-sucking disability fraud.

    Some of you are just so unkind, unsympathetic, judgmental and self-absorbed that I weep for the human race as a species. When fighting debilitating illness is considered a contemptible weakness while being a mean-spirited, narcissistic asshole is held up as something of which one should be proud and to which one should aspire, well, maybe the zombie apocalypse will end up being a good thing in the long run.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    You assume that I or anyone else should care?
    See that's the beauty of not having been brainwashed into an altruistic mindset, I needn't be affected by the nuttiness of the left. (Unless you factor in the jackbooted thugs of the IRS?)

    Go on you lefties, gnash your teeth and wail at the supposed inequities of the Universe.
    For all the good it will do.

    My response Gina is: how will forcibly taking from one citizen that which he or she has honestly earned under the guise of caring for (insert and endless series of imagined disadvantaged classes of people)
    make this a better nation or serve the cause of freedom?

    wage slaves may still have a lot of blood yet to be squeezed from them, is there a limit?
    I answered that for you earlier. Not only does one consider it a moral imperative, but it also benefits society, and encourages that conservative philosophy you so dearly love. Would you prefer changing up the formula a bit to achieve that goal, or prefer to have bodies on the ground? If the latter, hedonists like yourself should just pack up and move to an island by themselves, because all they are doing is using our collective resources and refusing to participate in society.
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    Re: What does disability mean to you and who qualifies?

    It means you cannot work and support your self or others.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryOldGuy View Post
    Yeah Rocky why in the hell do you think you've a right to the fruits of your labors?
    Doncha know these disabled folks are another excuse to make you a slave to the State?
    You're old. Why don't you try starving when you're too old to work and let us know how that goes for you?

    After all, I mean, you wouldn't want us to be enslaved to feed your old ass.

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