“Dependent ones are bankrupting the SS system for the elderly who paid into it, undermining it for those who really are disabled, and destroying it for those who are currently paying into it.”
Very true. There is a couple living next to my in-laws in their 40’s with two children. They haven’t worked in 10 years due to disabilities and proudly tell everyone they are on social security disability. His muscle condition prevents him from holding a job but he is able to climb up on his roof, tend a garden, and ride a tractor.
We had a couple in their 50s here who got in a dispute with a neighbor and during the course of it, someone mentioned that they both lived on disability. They were both former schoolteachers who had lived here about 5 years, and did nothing but get into disputes with the city or with their neighbors for “disturbing their peace.”
However, in the course of this particular dispute, it emerged that they jogged on the beach every day, had a sailboat and sailed it with no problem, traveled all over the world, etc. They immediately announced that their disabilities were not visible, but I think they blew it, because the last I heard of them, an investigation had been opened. I sure hope they get the max, have to repay every dime and even go to jail.
There are people who actually need assistance, and these self-obsessed, unscrupulous jerks are essentially taking money from the people who need it.