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Senator questions benefits to (30 Yr. Old ‘adult baby’ Coburn sees possible fraud
Washington Times ^ | 5-16-11 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 05/18/2011 7:44:51 PM PDT by tcrlaf

A key senator has asked the Social Security Administration to investigate how people who live their lives role-playing as “adult babies” are able to get taxpayer-funded disability payments — after one of them was featured on a recent reality TV episode wearing diapers, feeding from a bottle and using an adult-sized crib he built.

Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican and the Senate’s top waste-watcher, asked the agency’s inspector general to look into 30-year-old Stanley Thornton Jr. and his roommate, Sandra Dias, who acts as his “mother,” saying it’s not clear why they are collecting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits instead of working.

“Given that Mr. Thornton is able to determine what is appropriate attire and actions in public, drive himself to complete errands, design and custom-make baby furniture to support a 350-pound adult and run an Internet support group, it is possible that he has been improperly collecting disability benefits for a period of time,” Mr. Coburn wrote in a letter Monday to Inspector General Patrick P. O'Carroll Jr.

The request comes at a time when members of Congress are struggling to cut budgets and weed out waste to try to bring down the staggering deficit, and comes just days after Social Security’s trustees released a grim assessment of the program’s long-term financial healt

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abuse; coburn; fraud; parasite; tomcoburn; waste
In an email response to The Washington Times, Mr. Thornton threatened to kill himself if his Social Security payments are taken away, and said the television episode showing him doing woodwork oversold his abilities.

“You wanna test how damn serious I am about leaving this world, screw with my check that pays for this apartment and food. Try it. See how serious I am. I don’t care,” the California man said. “I have no problem killing myself. Take away the last thing keeping me here, and see what happens. Next time you see me on the news, it will be me in a body bag.”

1 posted on 05/18/2011 7:44:59 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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To: tcrlaf

The system invites fraud


2 posted on 05/18/2011 7:45:46 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: tcrlaf

The parasites are threatening to revolt.....


3 posted on 05/18/2011 7:46:18 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: tcrlaf

I wonder what his DU screen name is.


4 posted on 05/18/2011 7:46:44 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: tcrlaf

“Coburn sees possible fraud”

Paging Capt. Obvious!


5 posted on 05/18/2011 7:47:04 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: tcrlaf

Ain’t no bodybag big enough I think. lol


6 posted on 05/18/2011 7:49:46 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: tcrlaf

bump


7 posted on 05/18/2011 7:49:46 PM PDT by stockpirate (Republicans that vote for socialism, support socialists are socialists.)
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To: tcrlaf

Okay this guy is really serious about ending his life, so we should just back off.......on second thought what is his address I’ll mail him some ammo so he won’t have to leave the house.


8 posted on 05/18/2011 7:51:48 PM PDT by stockpirate (Republicans that vote for socialism, support socialists are socialists.)
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To: GeronL
This is ridiculous.

______________________________________

Vote for Scotty McCreery on American Idol tonight.

Make the Libs heads explode!

(The 17 year old singing sensation made the unforgivable mistake of kissing the cross he wears around his neck and singing a song mentioning Jesus. Libs are flaming him all over the net)

9 posted on 05/18/2011 7:52:51 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: tcrlaf

So the only thing keeping him alive is his free ride?


10 posted on 05/18/2011 7:52:55 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: tcrlaf

Please!!! Test him and everyone else who is cheating us lawful tax payers. The government should provide free hemlock.


11 posted on 05/18/2011 7:53:27 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: patriot08

I stopped watching AI when they decided to send 15 year old contestants to Sin City with pedo Steven Tyler.


12 posted on 05/18/2011 7:55:23 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: tcrlaf
“You wanna test how damn serious I am...screw with my check that pays for this apartment and food...I don’t care,” the California man said. “I have no problem killing myself.

I consider myself to be a fairly compassionate man, able and ready to assist my fellow man if need be, with material things if necessary, with financial assistance if need be, with a prayer, with words of encouragement...but this just absolutely pisses me off.

Stinking liberals piss and moan about how we want to get rid of this type of welfare and here we have a perfect example of why the system is totally screwed up.

This POS does not want help, except the free ride he's getting at our expense.

He has no desire to improve his lot in life, to work his way back to a decent citizenship.

He simply wants to suck on the teat of the tax payer until such time as he dies.

I say good bye.

Take him off the "check", provide him with gainful employment, based on pay for performance, and if he kills himself, well, I will offer up a prayer for his soul, but I'll not be held hostage in my conscience if he does kill himself.

Despicable.

13 posted on 05/18/2011 7:56:01 PM PDT by OldSmaj (I am an avowed enemy of islam and obama is a damned fool and traitor. Questions?)
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To: tcrlaf
Next time you see me on the news, it will be me in a body bag.

And the downside is?

14 posted on 05/18/2011 8:02:25 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: stockpirate

I’ll mail him some ammo so he won’t have to leave the house.

How about a gun with a nipple on the muzzle?


15 posted on 05/18/2011 8:06:48 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: tcrlaf

I don’t think there are very many people dressing up as adult babies to collect SSI checks.

But there are plenty of other malingers doing what they can to keep the money coming in.


16 posted on 05/18/2011 8:07:12 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: JimmyMc

finally, finally, SSI disability fraud is beginning to get some attention. some of these people are nothing but “Line-Breakers” and cast a shadow on people who are truly disabled.
I frequently eat at a local restaurant where the owner is a quadriplegic and he runs the cash register by using a pencil in his mouth to type the numbers ... he has a wife and family he supports ... he prefers to work and not take government money. Then the lady down the street from me has a “mood disorder, collects ssdi and has never, ever worked more than a year in her life and has collected ssdi for years now, and she parties and has lots of “activities.”
This is why there will be no $$$ left in social security.
MY neighbors 28 year old son was in end stage heart failure and was denied SSDI and was appealing but he died.


17 posted on 05/18/2011 8:07:25 PM PDT by nightmarewhileawake
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To: tcrlaf

Been posted.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2721704/posts


18 posted on 05/18/2011 8:07:51 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: tcrlaf

Why, SSI is the “crazy check”. Everyone knows that!


19 posted on 05/18/2011 8:09:13 PM PDT by GatorGirl (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Didn’t find it when I searched.
But then, this is so atypical it should be posted OVER AND OVER, everywhere.


20 posted on 05/18/2011 8:10:02 PM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: Lazlo in PA

I think that as part of the action to raise the debt ceiling, that they ought to review all SSI awards. I think you would find that at least 50% were not warranted. I think they would discover also that their Medicare, food stamp, subsudized housing, etc. costs would go down as they qualify for these based upon the SSI award.


21 posted on 05/18/2011 8:16:24 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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To: nightmarewhileawake

I see 21 year olds with bad backs just like dear old mom or dad’s (if they know who dad is) looking to cash in. We pay outragous ssdi to people. And the needy ones cant get it.


22 posted on 05/18/2011 8:18:49 PM PDT by Chickensoup (The right to bear arms is proven to prevent government genocide. Protect yourself!)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Add some drug testing.


23 posted on 05/18/2011 8:20:34 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: OldSmaj

“Take him off the “check”, provide him with gainful employment, based on pay for performance”

I wouldn’t hire him.
Nor would any sane business owner in the USA.

It looks like his only options are to seek serious medical assistance, or to illegally migrate to one of the Islamic nations, or Canada.
Canada would probably let him in.


24 posted on 05/18/2011 8:22:35 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: tcrlaf
This guy's the tip of the iceberg...

When Dems ask Americans to work until they're 95 to 'save Social Security' remember it's so 30 year olds like this man can collect a check for the next 50 years - and his girlfriend too...

25 posted on 05/18/2011 8:34:42 PM PDT by GOPJ (Osama bin SEALed - http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.html)
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To: sarasmom

I suspect he would do just fine if his check was cut... do you want to support the ‘whips and chains’ crowd too? Then again, maybe you can give some examples of people in the last depression starving to death because they couldn’t role play baby and mommy... maybe I’ve missed them.


26 posted on 05/18/2011 8:37:51 PM PDT by GOPJ (Osama bin SEALed - http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.html)
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To: nightmarewhileawake

I’m sorry for you neighbor’s son...my prayers tonight are for his family.


27 posted on 05/18/2011 8:43:15 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: tcrlaf

““I have no problem killing myself. Take away the last thing keeping me here, and see what happens. Next time you see me on the news, it will be me in a body bag.” “

Works for me...


28 posted on 05/18/2011 8:49:19 PM PDT by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: tcrlaf; All

Hey...and here’s a youtube link so you can watch him in action! Yay! (barf....)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB1gPgcycQ8&feature=player_embedded#at=23


29 posted on 05/18/2011 8:57:37 PM PDT by Mama Shawna
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To: tcrlaf

“Adult baby” describes pretty much everyone on the dole. Never matured, no personal responsibility, think the world owes them a living. Bawl and scream when things don’t go their way.


30 posted on 05/18/2011 9:01:40 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: tcrlaf
Mr. Coburn also questions why Miss Dias, as a former nurse, collects SSI benefits, “since she is able to provide childcare” to Mr. Thornton.

Being this woman likes to play his mother, she should go to work and support him.

31 posted on 05/18/2011 9:08:41 PM PDT by Razz Barry (Round'em up, send'em home.)
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To: tcrlaf
As an individual who remotely works in this industry, I can assure you that the "Invesigator General" actually investigates very few cases, and the ones that are actually investigated, the work is extremely shoddy.

The majority of those receiving SSI checks are not disabled per se--but merely unemployable for various reasons. SSI is particularly popular for ex-cons..The agency adjudicators see the $674 a month check a cost savings when compared to incarceration costs. More troubling, is that employers are less and less hiring these people because its much easier/safer to hire an illegal than to employ a man who is on parole for armed robbery ect.

32 posted on 05/18/2011 9:22:08 PM PDT by Fast Ed97 (About to jump on the Trump bandwagon)
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To: tcrlaf

Two years ago, I looked online for adult diapers for my father-in-law, who is elderly with Alzheimers, and was shocked to discover that there are a whole bunch of people out there who wear diapers for fun. In reading product reviews, I found that there were customers who actually wanted adult diapers to be as puffy and noisy and obvious as possible. Talk about creepy!


33 posted on 05/18/2011 10:06:27 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: tcrlaf

“The parasites are threatening to revolt.....”

Well, if what he said is the best threat that he can muster, I’d say, “bring it on”. Seems like this is a problem that can solve itself.


34 posted on 05/18/2011 10:19:58 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: GeronL

I stopped watching AI when they decided to send 15 year old contestants to Sin City with pedo Steven Tyler.

You should really watch. It is excellent this year. Many thought this show was doomed this year but it went the opposite way and revitalized itself. Don’t know anything about Steven Tyler except he was married for 18 years (divorced after but still surprised me). Anyway, he has been through a lot and I am so glad to see he has his life on the right track. The pedo comment I have never heard that he had sex with underage girls.


35 posted on 05/18/2011 11:37:52 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: tcrlaf
he does wear adult clothes when he goes out, fearing embarrassment otherwise.

Ya, funny how that works.
36 posted on 05/19/2011 3:19:24 AM PDT by andyk (Wealth != Income)
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To: andyk

Seems to me that wearing adult clothes and going out in public would prove his “disability” is a sham, even to government investigators.


37 posted on 05/19/2011 4:24:22 AM PDT by Pecos (Constitutionalist. Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: napscoordinator

He had a 14 year old GF when he was 30, she LIVED with him too.


38 posted on 05/19/2011 6:22:06 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: tcrlaf

Ugh!


39 posted on 05/19/2011 9:15:23 AM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: tcrlaf

Mom feeding her bouncing baby boy... we are paying for these sick creeps! Another example of Obama just spreading the money around...

40 posted on 05/19/2011 10:57:20 AM PDT by Kenton (Just my $0.02 worth...)
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To: Kenton

Too late for a BARF alert. Got to get my emergency keyboard out.
And these are the people that Barack wants to give medical insurance to? On our dime?


41 posted on 05/19/2011 8:06:05 PM PDT by JimmyMc
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To: GeronL

Yieks. I did not know that. Your comments are justified for sure.


42 posted on 05/20/2011 6:31:30 AM PDT by napscoordinator
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