Skip to comments.WELFARE RIPOFF STORY
Posted on 07/01/2011 7:51:53 AM PDT by IbJensen
Here's one story (true) about entitlements and welfare, of which I am intimately familiar. For the sake of protecting identity, we'll call him Billie.
Billie was 19 years old in 1979 when he had formed a teenage history of aberrant behavior, including the use and selling of drugs, skipping school, etc., but no violence toward others.
His father took him to a psychiatrist who diagnosed him as a manic-depressive, prescribing more drugs that put Billie into a near stupor. That lasted a few months. Billie spent a few days in jail now and then for stealing, but always had someone intervening to help him out.
In 1979, over wrought with expenses, his divorced father managed to have Billie declared "disabled" in order to gain assistance for treatment and medical expenses. Billie's father kept a log of income from government disability payments and expenditures. After four months, Billie ran away. Disappeared.
Billie's father wrote a certified letter to the government cancelling all disability payments, advising them of his disappearance.
The father never heard from his son again until he learned that Billie had married a stripper and moved to Hawaii. One day, after Billie settled into a part time job where he had to give his Social Security number, he received a summons to appear at a government office. Billie was very nervous about this, until he showed up. The government representative told Billie they had been looking for him for two years, and that they had been holding checks for him all this time. They proceeded to give Billie $16,000 of taxpayer money which was "over due." Not only that, the monthly payments were resumed and increased.
Billie and his new wife spent some of the money on housing, and then proceeded to have two children. They also applied for additional welfare for the kids, because well Billie was "Disabled" and now, so was his wife. They couldn't work. And, having kids ballooned the welfare payments.
Because the two of them were able-bodied, the father had no idea why they couldn't work, but the disability was continued on. Along with that, they received food stamps, and Medicaid health insurance for all four members of the family.
Time passed. Billie and his wife divorced, and the kids were subjected to divided loyalties and dysfunctional treatment as both parents accelerated their drug use. Each gave the other custody of the kids for a while, and traded back and forth. Eventually, the kids had to be taken care of by Billie's parents while Billie partied and used drugs, and the mother went on her merry way enjoying the pleasures of life without the encumbrances of children.
Sometime in 1996, after Billie remarried to a working girl. Billie and she moved to the Florida Keys and rented an apartment. While there, the government called him up and advised that they had made an error in calculations, and handed Billie another $10,000 of your taxpayer money for payment "over due." The money was spent on a car and lots of drugs!
None of this was ever monitored by the government. Billie was required to visit a shrink now and then who would write a report about Billie's disability. Billie, meanwhile, knew the ropes and the right buzz words to say during a doctor's interview. "I have nightmares." "I get extremely anxious when someone expects things from me." "I often feel like killing myself." "I'm in a lot of pain."
Fast forward. Billie's second wife died. He is still alive at age fifty, living with another "disabled" woman with whom he pools the welfare money in order to get by. They also received Section 8 housing which means that the taxpayer handled about 3/4 of their rent payments.
If Billie actually managed to get a job, he would risk losing his disability status and all the benefits that go with it. So, why bother? It's better to lie and stay on welfare.
After so many years, Billie has morphed into a truly disabled person, thanks to the U.S. government. By creating a lifelong dependent, Billie is now hooked on Oxycodone along with his "disabled" girl friend, and continue to live as parasites off the welfare system.
Because they can.
Billie nor his girl could hold a job now. Their minds and bodies are dulled. Into their 50′s, one supervisory criticism, one direct order, one ounce of pressure, would set them off into a frenzy...and no more job. They live day to day, watching television, and looking for extra Oxycodone pills in the streets because the doctor prescriptions just aren't enough.
Create an environment for handouts, and the hands will be out. Providing welfare for the truly needy, is vital. I have no problem with aiding the handicapped and the disadvantaged who cannot help themselves. But I bet there are millions out there, just like Billie, who have been ripping off the taxpayer for decades, ever since LBJ's Great Society made it more lucrative to not work, than to work.
I don't have all the answers to all the ills of the nation. But I do know this story to be true and that providing an endless pool for mooches, will naturally increase our population of mooches.
I dare say, that these kind of mooches also comprise a massive voting block, which because of their numbers is of high interest to one side of the political spectrum.
Get those mooches to the polling place. They need America.
Oh, come on, that’s just an urban legend! /s
In answer to the question as to "WHY" someone would do something.
Because they can.
If he is now using oxycodone, it is just a matter of time before he is no longer drawing checks. I just hope when he goes deaf, medicare doesn’t buy him a cochlear implant.
I know a young woman who is in her mid 20’s. Claims she’s disabled because of ADHD. She now has two illegitimate children from two different fathers and has never held a job. I’ve heard so many stories like this, it truly makes me sick. In Michigan these people get along better than many who work for a living. This really has to end.
And it's all embezzled from our Social Security funds - AND they get a better deal with medical 'insurance. Unlike Seniors, who PREPAID for 45 years, and now have over a $100 taken out of their Soc.Sec each month, have a yearly deductible, pay 20% co-pay and office visits aren't covered -
but EVERYTHING for these dregs is covered 100%.
Get these slugs OUT of the Social Security funds - pay out of general or set up separate, so's people can SEE what and how much.
Want to 'fix' Social Security and Medicare? Stop embezzling!
I had a conversation with a friend recently about this.
The thought was:
Given how so many people screw up their lives with drugs and alcohol, it’s a wonder that they live so long.
Like a parent, taxpayers have been caring for Billy nearly all his life. That should allow taxpayers to discipline Billy for his aberrant behavior. Welfare needs complete revamping and it shouldn’t be “given” it should be administered; and not by the government.
At least in the USSR you were punished if you refused to work.
This sounds like my brother’s story, minus the kids( thank God).
Baines not Bird.
Bird to me, bud!
End the whole sickening mess with a 90 day warning!
I have an idea!
Let’s stop social security to Grandpa and Grandma! They’re tired from working all their lives and are ready to ‘move on’ from this life.
Then we’ll have more money to give to these dysfunctional people.
The addicts don’t take oxycodone, they are now sniffing it. It causes lung damage, a type of pneumonia and can kill. I know a young couple who both almost died.
I think this might be my cousin....Seriously. Every fact is exactly what I’ve heard about him over my life, including the stay in Hawaii, the “disability,” the kids, and the landing in Florida.
Even if it isn’t how sad that there is at least another person with the same disabiity payments from Uncle Sugar
I had a friend who lost his job. He applied for welfare. He couldn’t believe how easy it was. He told his ex-wife, they make this to easy. They were practically throwing money at him. I think it is to easy and becomes a disabling crutch, ruining more lives instead of actually helping them. I remember it use to be almost impossible to get disability. I remember a man who was truly sick. Him and his wife struggled, he had to apply 3x’s for disability and waited over 6 months before he was ever accepted. Now they help people become disabled.
Sorry to change the subject, but since we are talking about fraud, I thought that this might be an ok place to post this.
I’ve been getting phone calls from Anchorage, Alaska. I never answer calls from numbers that I don’t recognize, but this came at 5:00 AM and I was too startled to check the caller ID. Dead Air, then a woman said, Wrong Number.
I looked up the number on the computer and found that it is cell phone, so the ID of the caller is not available for free, but there was a craigslist ad with the same number. The ad said, New Crib - It’s all white, give me a call and gave the same number.
The Craigslist ad makes it sound like a crib for sale, but just a little off. It says,New crib goes from infant bed to toddler bed . Brand new just tool the box off . I don’t hv enough room in my house. It’s all white give me a call at 907-980-0913
I don’t think this is a crib for sale. I think that it is kiddie porn or worse. I maybe paranoid because a while back I had some guy calling me, thinking he was calling his whore and was sending me all kinds of text messages and everything, asking why I wouldn’t call him back. So finally, I did. You could hear his wife in the background, asking who was on the phone.
Isn't that what death panels are for?
i agree, it’s terrible. i’ve heard the ex tell her friends, “you need to move to MI, i’m getting food stamps, cash, health insurance, home heating assistance, they helped me buy a car... and i’m STILL nailing [me] on child support”
have you heard anything about the lifetime 4 year cap the legislature has been talking about? that’d be a great start to weaning off te deadbeats.
I’m pretty sure a certain high school classmate of mine is in a similar situation. Also a certain liberal relative of mine, but at least she mooches off the family instead of off the government. Not that that’s much better.
Never heard of the 4 year cap before, but, they sure as heck need to do something. Michigan is WAY to generous. I would be generous for those that are truly disabled, elderly, mentally handicapped. But, if your able bodied, I would make it so it hurt so much, they’d want to get off welfare. Way to many dead beats. I see them in our little town. Same guys, having multiple illegitimate kids. Young able bodied but, hey, why work. The government supports the kids, supports the dead beat dads. All they have to do is go out and look for 2 jobs a week. My friend who owns a video store said one came in one day and asked if she had any openings. She said no, but, burger king does. He said, I don’t want to work at BK. I’m truly sick of this.
I have a friend who lost her job and went to get unemployment benefits. She listened as a man ahead of her got his benefits worked out. He was from Somalia, lived here a number of years and now had lost his job. He was asked if he had any kids. He said he did, but he was back in Somalia with his ex wife. The worker said, “you should put him on your application... you will get more benefits”. He said no, he was with his mom, being supported by her and her boyfriend. The worker insisted. He had to practically fight her to keep him off.
If the traitors are running the system, how do we have any hope?
Sounds to me like the villains of the “story(true)” are the parents and the M.D.
Yes, they are. Subject to the same deductible and co pay.
the 4 year cap..
house approved it in may, senate approved a slightly stricter version about the same time. i’m waiting to see what happens. slick rick does support it and has said he’ll sign whichever one hits his desk.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
Sounds good, thanks for the link.
I grew up in a mixed working class/welfare neighborhood. In the summer the kids from the welfare families went to summer camp while the working class kids tried to figure out what to do while their parents worked.
Even as a little kid that pissed me off. I think, at least in part, that was a reason why I became a conservative despite coming from a union home.
Thyey get MEDCAID _ and pay not one red dime -
Dope dealers that are shot in the line of duty routinely apply for disability benefits for PTSD. They just get a ghetto doctor to certify that they can no longer work.
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