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
"When Faith preaches Hate, Blessed are the Doubters." - Amin Maalouf
2. Even in this day, institutional abuse and neglect occur. The elderly are victimized at rest homes. Juveniles abuse and take advantage of each other in juvenile halls. It would be no different in an orphanage. The squalor may not be there, but the victimization would.
3. Washington is considered all that more by some than others, but government financed research yields advances private enterprise would deem too risky to begin to invest in. The research private enterprise sees profit in, it pursues. The rest of the risk is taken on by the government to finance.
Yes, there are laws against it, but throwing millions off of welfare or disability and into institutions that would have to be opened, after the fact because nothing like it exists on the scale necessary at this point in time, and then only maybe because charity is not going to fall out of the heavens to instantaneously build them, is nothing short of cruelty. Once open, the sheer number of people and the tenuous nature of consistent funding, would place those in such places at constant risk of being tossed out on the street. With so many more to deal with, the numbers of those abused and neglected would be immense. I still cannot condone reopening and institutionalizing people who are living lives as normal as they can be right now.
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"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
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
If all federal programs were to end, 12% of my taxes would not go very far in helping a single disabled person so that they could survive on part time pay and my heart would break to see their small measure of self-sufficiency end as they had to take refuge in some horrid institution. I do not believe in putting innocent people into potentially hellish conditions so that few Annies, Abes and Twains might pop out. Scarred by the experience as they would too be.
So now we are back to discussing what would happen to those for whom charity cannot provide. Charitable contributions go down in hard times. So what about those who are lucky enough to receive charity, but then whose lives are upended when charity runs out in a down turn? Government funds can be effected, but not like a charity, which can dry up over night.