Skip to comments.Tom Coburn: Why are we paying disability to “adult babies”?
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 dont 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.
Cut him off. This isn’t charity; this is enabling a lifestyle choice that IS, as part of its definition, dependency.
Actually I think we should keep paying this guy.
Pay him 1 cent every month!
And of course I am sure he not so disabled that he doesnt get out and vote democrat. If the democrats can redefine marriage, and redefine the genders, then I am sure that redefining age is next.
He’s putting together a very coherent argument for a guy on disability.
Coburn is right.
That is, without doubt, one of the most bizarre person I have ever seen in my life. Words fail me....
Better question: why aren’t people like this executed?
He is not that bizarre. Typical democrat voter really.
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!
Oh...it's not?...Never mind.
When times get tough, many people will be totally helpless.
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).
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?
The herd has a way of thinning itself out.
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
Beyond weird. People like this should be at the very least institutionalized.
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.
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!
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.
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