I took a look around my local watering hole a while back and counted the ones I know for a fact are on SSDI.
out of 12 drinkers (and smokers)...there were 7 that we are paying for.
A couple of them I also know for a fact work pretty full time for cash.
Another 1 for sue, (maybe 2) that sells his 120 taxpayer provided Vicodin a month for $5/per to supplement his income.
All but a couple have never held a job where they paid taxes or recieved a w-2
There is a huge shadow economy that is bigger than anyone realizes
what sucks, is that the locals don’t want them in the county jail because of their high medical costs for ailments that don’t seem to bother them all that much .
“There is a huge shadow economy that is bigger than anyone realizes”
And without it, the economy of today’s inner-cities collapses.
But, you can’t tell the Suburban middle-class this. The TV tells them that anyone who thinks that way is CWAZY! Or a rassiss.