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That 36,000 is way, way too low. There are probably that many fake disability claims in few county area in which I live and work. I work in healthcare and when I speak with other healthcare providers, we agree that over 80% of disability cases are fake. Those people, faking disability, may have some issues, as do many people who work, but they are not going to die in the streets if they disability gravy-train was ended. Even a guy that works for social security told me he spends his day dealing with people faking or exaggerating disabilities.
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Economics vs. 'Need'

2020Hindsight Wrote: Jun 11, 2013 10:22 AM
I have always wondered why there wasn't a government jobs program, instead of just paying people welfare money, that would bus young poor people to farm areas to the necessary work. It would build job skills, such as perseverance, dedication, reliability and they would receive a fair day's wage for a fair day's work.
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Is This Any Way to Help the Poor?

2020Hindsight Wrote: Jun 03, 2013 10:11 AM
BEAUTIFULLY STATED! The goal of helping people should be to incentivize good behavior and discourage bad, non-productive behavior. The ultimate goal should be to make good citizens. The current welfare programs do not make good citizens. The majority of the recipients are not good citizens. And yes, I know a few good folks receiving assistance, but the vast majority, especially those that reproduce at taxpayer expense, are not good citizens.
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Wimps Versus Barbarians

2020Hindsight Wrote: May 21, 2013 11:21 AM
Addressing Patriot1971: My condolences on graduating from such a liberal institution that it surprises you to agree with Dr. Sowell. Sad also that you say " A protest needs to be disruptive to be effective" which means that you deny the power of reason, facts, and logic over feelings, threats, and force. How pathetic that in your mind this behavior is ever justified. Additionally,it is unfortunate that uncivilized young people who have not "learned the lessons of the first pay check" and not paid taxes are able to vote.
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Wimps Versus Barbarians

2020Hindsight Wrote: May 21, 2013 11:17 AM
My condolences on graduating from such a liberal institution that it surprises you to agree with Dr. Sowell. Sad also that you say " A protest needs to be disruptive to be effective" which means that you deny the power of reason, facts, and logic over feelings, threats, and force. How pathetic that in your mind this behavior is ever justified. Additionally,it is unfortunate that uncivilized young people who have not "learned the lessons of the first pay check" and not paid taxes are able to vote.
I work in healthcare and see "disabled" people everyday who are lying and abusing the program. Yesterday saw 2 patients on disability who could not say what their disability was and were taking no medications. We see this all the time and other doctors I have spoken with figure that about 85 to 90% percent of disabilities are fake. We all know many people with real health issues that take their medicine and get up every day and go to work. To the defenders of these people and the program, what disease is so bad that these people need a free pass for life, and yet has no name and requires no treatment?
Bingo! We have a winner! Lefties, please explain why this concept is so hard to understand.
If the liberal Supremes were not intellectual light-weights and really understood the Constitution, the Heller decision would have been 9-0 instead of 5-4. Sotomayor, Kagan, and Ginsberg, in particular, do not seem to have a clue about the meaning of the Constitution
Whether a conservative person agrees with the outrageous compensation packages or golden parachutes for companies is not the question. A conservative sees that those decisions reside with a Board of Trustees, who may or may not be doing their best job and may make stupid decisions. It is not my job or the government's job to be involved, although I have the power to withdraw my support for companies I dislike. Doc Roy needs to learn about boundaries and who is responsible for what.
Exactly how much "profit" would GM be making if they paid back all of the taxpayers' money, out of their operating income, as they should?
Work with them in health care everyday. Got their names, address, cell numbers, medical and job history in my records, actually. Thanks for asking and thanks for playing!
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