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
I won't disagree that as a society we've raised a couple generations of lazy, self entitled brats with little work ethic. But on the other hand we've also created a huge swath of unemployment and disparaging income, which far outweighs any abuse of the social system.
Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
"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
My youngest daughter was an unpaid intern helping with fundraising and interviewing needy families for the Salvation Army in her college town in Michigan while she was in college.
She contacted DJs and radio personalities to donate their time for many fund raisers, called local businesses for donations for auctions and other fundraisers, helped the marines with their toys for tots which they collected and stored in an uuheated ( In Michigan during November and December ) warehouse with no running water, she was a volunteer bell ringer.
She loved most of the work but the part of the work that really broke her heart was when she had to tell some of the truly needy families who asked for help that she was so sorry but that the Salvation Army had no funds left to help them.
The selections are "overly fixed".
It is stupid to draw any sort of conclusion based on one anecdotal event.....or even ten......
But, I do agree, the system can be improved...
Both myself and my wife are on disability....believe me, life is NO endless picnic.
What we need is a far more tolerant society.
Lawyers advertising on TV ; at one time, they were above this......
TV advertising is repugnant enough as it is...
My hats off to your daughter for interning with them. Not the gig everyone is clamoring to get. Good on her!
I don't want to share what I've been through with the entire forum, but I'll just say it hasn't been easy. I think I've earned the right to have an opinion on this not only as a person with empathy for the disabled but also as a taxpayer.
If the private sector saw a dime's worth of value in the "disability market", they would be mining it. Komen does one thing, raise money for breast cancer. You would have to have dozens of charities the size of Komen to cover the broad spectrum that is the current disability program. Which you have also not acknowledged.
I understand not sharing with the forum and I'm sorry it hasn't been easy. I just doubt you comprehend what the rest of those with disability face.