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1 posted on 03/22/2011 5:21:17 AM PDT by reaganaut1
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I get it. They hurt their back and can’t carry the Bananas to the Tally Man.


2 posted on 03/22/2011 5:25:12 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (34 States)
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Well, duh. You get more of what you subsidize. If you subsidize “disability,” everyone has one.


3 posted on 03/22/2011 5:27:09 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Nadie me ama como Jesus.)
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I have a mid 40s ex son-in-law who has been scamming S.S. Disability for the past 12 years. It’s very common.


4 posted on 03/22/2011 5:27:40 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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The abuse of SS disability on that island needs a hard look.

The number of people in PR getting checks is amazing. And usually there is no apparent reason.

Sounds like an obvious local corruption problem.


5 posted on 03/22/2011 5:28:15 AM PDT by Scanian (i)
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closure of factories and U.S. military installations,

Didn't Al Sharpton protest down there with a bunch of libs to close the military base? Way to go.

6 posted on 03/22/2011 5:30:56 AM PDT by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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Welfare that lasts forever! Its common that welfare bums switch to SSI because it never ends. I remember a story about a mother in Arkansas about a decade ago who signed up fue to depression, and her 5 kids slid in with ADD. This woman ended up collecting $62,000/yr in a city where the average worker earned $14K/yr.
I have heard NO so called Conservative talk about reforming this lame brained program. Of course this comes from the same crop of so called conservatives watch several presidents bomb foreign nations without any regard to the constitutional vaildity of their act.
Notice how damn quiet the new tea party members of congress have been lately?

I pray for this Country daily, the level of situational blindness shown by the SO CALLED CONSERVATIVES is shocking. I understood the libtards were insane, but the fox is guarding the hen house...
(Climbing off soapbox and going to work to pay for this mess)


10 posted on 03/22/2011 5:39:14 AM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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I was willing to bet my home town was among the top 10 in SSDI recipients.


11 posted on 03/22/2011 5:51:26 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Go Hawks !)
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Thoughts? True or overblown?


15 posted on 03/22/2011 6:35:16 AM PDT by RockinRight (I once had my identity stolen. Once they got to know me, they gave it back right away.)
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Without changes, the Social Security retirement fund can survive intact through about 2040 and Medicare through 2029.

Nonsense. They are both pay as you go programs and they are in the red now. The trust funds for these programs represent an unfunded liability, which is why they are included in the national debt of $14.3 trillion.

16 posted on 03/22/2011 6:41:43 AM PDT by kabar
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Insolvency? How could that have possibly happened? Did the printing presses at the mint break down?


19 posted on 03/22/2011 6:54:03 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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Those on SSDI also get Medicare, further draining the Treasury.


23 posted on 03/22/2011 7:09:53 AM PDT by Plutarch
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With no cost of living increase a move to Porto Rico would make a SS check go further.
24 posted on 03/22/2011 7:13:42 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Islam is an instrument of enslavement)
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A lot of alcoholics and/or druggies are on SSD also because surprise, it’s all claimed as a disease/disability. We have a number of them on SSD here in my town. They use it along with Medicaid, Section 8 and food stamps or whatever else they can con to lead a pretty good life as far as not having to clean up and get a job.

So what you have is basically government as the enabler to addictive behavior. The taxpayer gets to subsidize addiction.

I would be willing to bet that 60-70% of the Medicaid recipients in my area have a substance abuse problem. I know of one guy (alcoholic) who has been on Medicaid for 20+ years. He is now into his 60’s.

All recipients of any kind of public assistance should be drug and alcohol screened. If positive, they don’t get it and are offered treatment. No treatment, no assistance. Once they are clean and continuing to be sober most of them would be able to work anyway and wouldn’t need any public assistance.

You have government enabling societal drop outs.


26 posted on 03/22/2011 7:35:34 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (The most dangerous place on the face of the earth is between a liberal and their money.)
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The SSDI is set to soon become the first big federal benefit program to run out of cash

Who writes these articles, a chimp? All programs are funded through tax receipts and debt. There are no cash balances in any "program accounts"

28 posted on 03/22/2011 8:04:17 AM PDT by misterrob (Thug Life....now showing at a White House near you....)
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People need to be put on trial for taking our old age pension fund and handing it out to young, able bodied parasites.


31 posted on 03/22/2011 8:17:02 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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When you see bottom-feeding ambulance chasing attorneys advertising on TV that they can get SSDI payments for you, you know something is up.


33 posted on 03/22/2011 8:31:19 AM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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I believe govt has a vested interest in using this to keep unemployment numbers down. Has been going on for decades, IMO.


35 posted on 03/22/2011 8:44:23 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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I hope you greedy, cheating, thieving taxpayers are happy!

/sarc


37 posted on 03/22/2011 9:47:10 AM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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The dirty little secret is tons of legal immigrants get on SSD as soon as they can. Word is out in foreign countries. One common example is a legal Chinese immigrant applies for his parents to come over here. They get here and apply for SSD or SSDI and get it because they are old and have “something” wrong with them. They really have come here to retire. They have zero work history in America and have paid zero taxes here. So they finagle a way to get SSI. Free medical (via Medicare) and subsidized housing


41 posted on 03/22/2011 10:33:27 AM PDT by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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Drug addicts and alcoholics, plus “I can’t work cause I’m stressed”.

I hope it goes bust.


43 posted on 03/22/2011 12:45:55 PM PDT by happygrl
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