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Tom Coburn: Why are we paying disability to “adult babies”?
Hotair ^ | 05/19/2011 | Allahpundit

Posted on 05/19/2011 7:08:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

On the other hand, watch the clip below. If this guy’s not “disabled,” who is?

“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…

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.”…

In his email to The Times, Mr. Thornton said he is not capable of working. He said running the website only takes four hours a month, and he said his craftsman skills were overstated by the program, which showed him working on his adult-sized high chair.

He’d rather die than lose his entitlements, notwithstanding the fact that they’re driving a crushing debt burden that threatens to destroy the country. This makes him different from everyone else … how?

Hey, remember in the marriage post this afternoon how I couldn’t tell if the guy was an alpha male or a beta male? In this case — not so difficult.

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO CLIP



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coburn; disability; healthcare; tomcoburn

1 posted on 05/19/2011 7:08:23 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Cut him off. This isn’t charity; this is enabling a lifestyle choice that IS, as part of its definition, dependency.


2 posted on 05/19/2011 7:10:13 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: SeekAndFind

Actually I think we should keep paying this guy.

Pay him 1 cent every month!


3 posted on 05/19/2011 7:12:13 AM PDT by o2bfree
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To: SeekAndFind

And of course I am sure he not so disabled that he doesn’t get out and vote democrat. If the democrats can redefine marriage, and redefine the genders, then I am sure that redefining age is next.


4 posted on 05/19/2011 7:12:20 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s putting together a very coherent argument for a guy on disability.

Coburn is right.


5 posted on 05/19/2011 7:15:49 AM PDT by Joann37
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To: SeekAndFind

That is, without doubt, one of the most bizarre person I have ever seen in my life. Words fail me....


6 posted on 05/19/2011 7:17:05 AM PDT by ScreamingFist (Quiet the Idiot)
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To: pogo101

Better question: why aren’t people like this executed?


7 posted on 05/19/2011 7:18:21 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: ScreamingFist

He is not that bizarre. Typical democrat voter really.


8 posted on 05/19/2011 7:19:00 AM PDT by TheBigIf
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To: SeekAndFind
“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.”…

I'm trying figure out the down side to this.
9 posted on 05/19/2011 7:19:29 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: SeekAndFind

This should be a no-brainer: instant cutoff of benefits. And a big, fat bill for all of the money he’s unjustifiably taken from taxpayers like ME!


10 posted on 05/19/2011 7:21:20 AM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“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.”…

Promises promises....

11 posted on 05/19/2011 7:22:33 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: SeekAndFind
THIS IS SPARTA!

Oh...it's not?...Never mind.

When times get tough, many people will be totally helpless.

12 posted on 05/19/2011 7:24:14 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (The 'Affirmative Action' pResident that destroyed America)
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To: SeekAndFind

For the same reason we are paying hundreds of thousands (maybe millions) of other able-bodied Americans to not work. The old gimmie gimmie/entitlement trap. Once the gate is open, just TRY to close it... not gonna happen.

These folks need to be cut off (along with the fatties who sit on their butts and grow fatter day-by-day while sucking mightily off the taxpayer’s wallets).


13 posted on 05/19/2011 7:32:39 AM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

I think an interesting question is emerging in our attack against the welfare/marxist state.

Should we and our elected officials go after the individuals abusing the taxpayers to settle the issue in the courts or should we start in the legislatures and repeal the laws themselves?

Or should we do both at once?


14 posted on 05/19/2011 7:34:48 AM PDT by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: SeekAndFind
"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."

The herd has a way of thinning itself out.

15 posted on 05/19/2011 7:37:56 AM PDT by circlecity (')
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To: SeekAndFind

If we cut off his check he’ll kill himself? Sounds like a win/win to me. I suppose it’s venal of me to hope for a case of adult onset SIDS


16 posted on 05/19/2011 7:38:00 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: SeekAndFind

Beyond weird. People like this should be at the very least institutionalized.


17 posted on 05/19/2011 7:41:21 AM PDT by redangus
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To: SeekAndFind

He needs to contribute something to the world: When he kills himself after his welfare fix is cut off, he will at least be contributing a large amount of fertlizer to the trees where he is buried.

Alternatively, this scam artist could fulfill his contribution to society by providing amusement, being put in old fashioned stocks and pilloried in front of the Capitol in D.C. He will be kept there in his usual diapers, and anyone who cares to can come by and feed him or change the diapers any time. His sentence will be up when he has lost 150 pounds and made a commitment to 1000 hours of Community Service collecting trash from the roadside.

One certainly has to admire the compassion and wisdom of FDR, and LBJ’s “Great” Society.


18 posted on 05/19/2011 7:41:32 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Aevery_Freeman

They’ll be protected by the Americans With No Abilities Act. But seriously, I have been involved with several service organizations and have seen a Blind Softball team play and mentally disabled youth run a television show called “AbleVision”. This guy makes THEM puke!


19 posted on 05/19/2011 7:44:43 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: redangus

This guy reminds me of Al Franken faking a head injury on Just Shoot Me so he can avoid work, get sympathy and play video games all day.


20 posted on 05/19/2011 7:47:23 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SeekAndFind

The number of able bodied adults riding the backs of taxpayers on the strength of a claimed addiction to drugs, alcohol, sex, overeating, computer games, some other lack of self control, plan old wierdness, or some behavioral issue or character flaw is astounding.

Problems that would have been dealt with a generation or two as laziness, failure to grow up, or just plain dishonesty and scamming are now politcally correct “disabilities”.

I know of many able bodied men and women on disability and food stamps who are perfectly capable of doing just about anything you can think of, such as hunting, driving, home and car repair and maintenance, etc. Their claimed “disability”? Drug or alcohol abuse or overeating to the point they get tired just rising in the morning.

What do they do to cope with their “disability” until the next government check shows up? - they lay around doing drugs, boozing in bars, or stuffing their faces with more food.

Many doctors do not participate in this kind of scamming and will not help able-bodied people to claim an unjustified disability. But the scammers just doctor shop until they find the right one.


21 posted on 05/19/2011 7:53:16 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after TEOTWAWKI)
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To: massgopguy

That wasn’t Al Franken, it was David Cross who played “Donnie”. And that was brilliantly done. Al Franken wishes he could be that good of an actor.


22 posted on 05/19/2011 7:54:28 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: SeekAndFind
Another symptom of the cancer of welfare and entitlements. . end socialism or end Western Civilization.
23 posted on 05/19/2011 7:56:26 AM PDT by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: Little Ray

This may be used as the new definition of “win-win situation”.


24 posted on 05/19/2011 7:59:32 AM PDT by MCF
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To: central_va

In all seriousness, this guy needs help. He is messed up in the head, and need to get mental health help.

And clearly he is NOT disabled. How the heck do people get on disability? Doesn’t a doctor have to sign for people to be officially disabled and get benefits? Are there that many crooked doctors out there who sign for people like this? Is the system just corrupt?

We clearly are enabling him to be this way. This is enabling behavior on the part of society.

A full review of everyone on disability should occur. It will never happen, but it should.


25 posted on 05/19/2011 8:04:49 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

A thousand pardons. I looked it up and it was David Cross. “Chicken Pot, chicken pot, chicken pot pie!”


26 posted on 05/19/2011 8:22:01 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Iron Munro

Back in 1977, a bunch of us who were hanging down at the old park got jobs at Digital Equipment Corporation. We were Assemblers who became Technicians. We told one of the other guys he should join us. Good job. Paid Healthcare and Stock Option Plan. He took his cigar out of his mouth and told us, he he was not going to work a day in his life and we’d suckers would be paying for his beers and cigars. He lives across the street from me now. And he held good on his word. We only see him when he opens the door to let his cat out to bleep in yards. He’s scum. His uncle belongs to the Italian club with me. Don’t even mention the name to him. Disgrazia!


27 posted on 05/19/2011 8:27:39 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: central_va

No way this turd laden diaper wearer would kill himself. He likes too much attention. He’s crying wolf.


28 posted on 05/19/2011 8:28:00 AM PDT by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: SeekAndFind
Tom Coburn: Why are we paying disability to “adult babies”?

Because the APA sees "disorders" as a growth model for business. The more behavior they can classify as disorders the more cash flows to their members.

Soon everyone on earth will suffer from a "disorder" in need of therapy or medication provided by, or under the supervision of, an APA approved therapist.

Get in before the rush.

29 posted on 05/19/2011 8:28:32 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: massgopguy

David Cross also played Tobias in “Arrested Development”. But his Donnie character was so slimy and disgusting, I will never forget the moment he revealed his secret to Maya on “Just Shoot Me”.


30 posted on 05/19/2011 8:30:42 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

I used to watched that show alot, didn’t remember ever seeing Al on it. He would have made the show suck.


31 posted on 05/19/2011 8:44:55 AM PDT by Roger_Wildcat
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To: Peter from Rutland

Dammit, if we could just perfect the recipe for Soylent Green!


32 posted on 05/19/2011 8:46:30 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

A thousand pardons. I looked it up and it was David Cross. “Chicken Pot, chicken pot, chicken pot pie!”


33 posted on 05/19/2011 8:46:55 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: SeekAndFind
Next time you see me on the news, it will be me in a body bag.”…

Yeah, a really BIG body bag.

34 posted on 05/19/2011 8:48:30 AM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: SunkenCiv

Hehehh!


35 posted on 05/19/2011 8:55:36 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: Peter from Rutland

Mostly because it is illegal to kill them.

For now.

People who are obviously mentally ill shouldn’t be executed...the Nazis did that back in the 30’s and 40’s. What he SHOULD have happen to him is incarceration for such a blatantly obvious rip-off of taxpayer funds. Not only him, but every lawyer, doctor, and government worker who authorized this travesty needs to be locked up.

Now, if this dude also shows a predelection for perversion against children...THEN you can execute him.


36 posted on 05/19/2011 9:00:50 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Help stamp out crack-pull up your pants.)
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To: hoagy62

I can dream can’t I?


37 posted on 05/19/2011 9:07:01 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Peter from Rutland

Of course. :)


38 posted on 05/19/2011 9:08:25 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Help stamp out crack-pull up your pants.)
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To: Iron Munro
I know of many able bodied men and women on disability and food stamps who are perfectly capable of doing just about anything you can think of, such as hunting, driving, home and car repair and maintenance, etc. Their claimed “disability”? Drug or alcohol abuse or overeating to the point they get tired just rising in the morning.

I know one that's been disabled (for about ten years now) by the stress of commuting 60 miles each way from Fredericksburg, VA to DC. I've been making that commute since 96.

39 posted on 05/19/2011 9:40:21 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: Little Ray
“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.”…


40 posted on 05/19/2011 9:42:26 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Every day we now throw away things people will kill for after TEOTWAWKI)
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To: SeekAndFind

I read what that fat bastard said about killing himself, I would be willing give him the bullets.


41 posted on 05/19/2011 9:55:53 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: Iron Munro

Still sounds like a win for taxpayers and the gene pool.


42 posted on 05/19/2011 12:07:55 PM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: TheBigIf

democrats in Congress are adult children.

babies have an excuse for no knowledge- they’re babies.


43 posted on 05/19/2011 1:03:58 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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