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Senate report highlights Social Security disability benefit abuses
washington examiner ^ | 9-13-12 | mark flatten

Posted on 09/17/2012 5:30:19 AM PDT by TurboZamboni

A woman was awarded Social Security disability benefits because of "crippling hand pain" from carpel tunnel syndrome, but still managed to work as a bartender.

A judge coached a disability applicant to lie about paying rent to boost his payments from the government.

‘I think you could flip a coin for anybody who came before the Social Security commission for disability and get it right just as often as the ALJs do, - Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.’

A man with history of cocaine addiction was approved for disability because of back pain and headaches, which he claimed could be controlled enough for him to work if he got the prescription painkiller he wanted.

Those are examples described in a Senate investigative report being released today of cases in which administrative law judges overruled Social Security officials and awarded disability benefits to people who appealed the agency's decision. Unlike federal court judges who interpret the law, ALJs focus on compliance with regulatory standards and processes.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: coburn; disability; disabled; fraud; obamanomics; senate; ssi; welfare
Disability Ranks Outpace New Jobs In Obama Recovery

http://news.investors.com/article/617233/201207060945/disability-climbs-faster-than-jobs-under-obama.htm

1 posted on 09/17/2012 5:30:27 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; stephenjohnbanker; NFHale; ...

Good thing we have a huge ‘SS trust fund’ so we can afford to keep all these freeloaders on the gravy train.

Besides if they got cut off then that would increase the unemployment rate. No-one wants that that.


2 posted on 09/17/2012 5:34:37 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: sickoflibs

Congress Passes Americans With No Abilities Act
http://www.theonion.com/articles/congress-passes-americans-with-no-abilities-act,541/


3 posted on 09/17/2012 5:38:56 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: TurboZamboni

I seem to recall Obama may have used multiple SS numbers, including his stolen one.


4 posted on 09/17/2012 5:41:24 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (OPSEC)
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To: TurboZamboni

Totally “UNEXPECTED”........(sac)


5 posted on 09/17/2012 5:47:34 AM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: TurboZamboni

GHW Bush legacy.

Martha bragged about it being her inspiration.

Didnt help him in 1992 against BC


6 posted on 09/17/2012 5:57:33 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is still a liberal. Just watch him. (Obama-ney Care ))
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To: TurboZamboni

What a shock. We have a huge number of lazy, Welfare State-addicted layabouts in this country who are looking for any way they can to live without working. As many of us know, its a freakin way of life for some people (I have some in my own extended family). Their eyes light up when they think they’ve found a way to get another government check. They rant and rave when a check gets taken away. And when you say, “Hey, why don’t you get a job to supplement those checks,” they look down at their feet and shuffle a little and tell you why they have to stay at home or how the only job out there is too far from public transportation so they can’t get it. We are a generation or two away from collapse as a society.


7 posted on 09/17/2012 5:58:17 AM 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: TurboZamboni

.Another perfect example of, “Socialism Is Legal Plunder”. Bastiat

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

“Above all, if you wish to be strong, begin by rooting out every particle of socialism that may have crept into your legislation. This will be no light task.” - The Law - Bastiat

Another poison pill socialist tax scheme built on the backs of dead Americans.

Socialism. It’s what ails us.

DEFUND scoailist collectives.
DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic.

live - free - republic


8 posted on 09/17/2012 6:04:30 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: sickoflibs

this one scares me... I may have to apply withing several months..

does this make me a “freeloader”???


9 posted on 09/17/2012 6:08:37 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: joe fonebone

A smart person wouldn’t count on that money.


10 posted on 09/17/2012 6:11:55 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: AppyPappy

what does this statement have to do with the question I asked????

I have been paying into this system for over 40 years now, and the time has come when I may need to go on disability..

I am currently working..

with all the false claims and fraud, I may have a difficult time with this..

My question was, does my going on disability make me a “freeloader”?


11 posted on 09/17/2012 6:20:08 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: joe fonebone

Do you want the government to pay you to be disabled?

If your disability is imaginary and used to get free government money, yes you are a freeloader.


12 posted on 09/17/2012 6:22:18 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: TurboZamboni

Our enemies have defeated the USA just by swamping the system ...Cloward-Piven...

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/guess-what-the-cloward-piven-strategy-working-perfectly-in-europe/


13 posted on 09/17/2012 6:29:25 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: joe fonebone

I think you should clarify to yourself the definition of freeloader.


14 posted on 09/17/2012 6:49:14 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: reasonisfaith

I am responding to post 2..

I know I am not a freeloader..

just wondering what others on this site think...


15 posted on 09/17/2012 6:56:04 AM PDT by joe fonebone (I am the 15%)
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To: TurboZamboni

FWIW....at some point EACH ONE of us will acquire a “physical disability” interfering with or preventing our ability to work. It is inevitable.


16 posted on 09/17/2012 7:01:22 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: joe fonebone

Ask yourself: does freeloading exist in this country?

The answer is obvious.

The differences between freeloaders and people who really need help is huge.

The most important difference is in what each wants out of life, and it can be seen in what they do and in what they have done.


17 posted on 09/17/2012 7:02:35 AM PDT by reasonisfaith (Why do you seek the living among the dead? (Luke 24:5))
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To: TurboZamboni
Democrats are recruiting a new bunch of dependent angry people to keep their numbers up. Charming...

Larry Sinclair - the male prostitute who claims to have serviced Obama is 'fighting' to get his disability checks reestablished. Listen to his tape - he goes between bragging about his high lifestyle and lamenting in full pity party comments about his problems with 'disability'.

18 posted on 09/17/2012 7:32:23 AM PDT by GOPJ (first they came for those clinging to their guns and religion, and I did not speak out....)
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To: sickoflibs
Good thing we have a huge ‘SS trust fund’ so we can afford to keep all these freeloaders on the gravy train.

LOL - good one sick. Thanks for the ping.

19 posted on 09/17/2012 7:33:32 AM PDT by GOPJ (first they came for those clinging to their guns and religion, and I did not speak out....)
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To: joe fonebone

Freeloading depends to a large degree on if and how many years you have been paying your SS taxes/contributions. If close to normal retiring, then probably not freeloading.

I think “they” put this highly scammible disability program under SS because SS was (at the time) flush with $ and SS association inferred it was earned disability. Now its probable that most of the SSI is fraud.

Have a family member who got free college to become a “Family Counselor” then after less than a year on the job applied and got SSI because Family Counselling made her depressed and now unable to work in her trained occupation. No problem, here’s your free money for life. What a ripoff!


20 posted on 09/17/2012 7:35:35 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Same here. Family members (by marriage) who are able bodied, sound of mind, and yet have reached the mature age of early 30's with no job experience, no resume and have always been given a "check".

Dumb as posts, yet very shrewd at working the system.

I will tell you this: They view themselves as "smart", "shrewd", because they have beaten the system. They are so smart and shrewd they consider us "suckers" for working and providing for families.

We do not dare "disrespect" them either, or they will bring down popular attitude upon us. They are after all, "disabled".

21 posted on 09/18/2012 11:05:37 AM PDT by banjo joe (u)
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