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Is Disability the New Welfare?

Donaldjh Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 9:38 AM
The "Western Diet" (fast food, processed food, corn fructose etc.) has caused an epidemic in the U.S. of "Lifestyle Diseasees" and the threat to the government by lawyers of "SUE" has caused a huge increase in people claiming disability. It's a proven fact that there is an obesiety and type 2 diabetes epidemic going on and people are to lazy (or mis-informed) to improve their own health. It does require extra effort and common sense..
ScienceSquid Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 10:50 AM
Corn fructose is the only reason my life is worth living
Marie150 Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 10:27 AM
Do I want to eat a salad or a donut?

The government in Britain recently did something interesting.

It asked everyone receiving an "incapacity benefit" -- a disability program slowly being phased out under new reforms -- to submit to a medical test to confirm they were too disabled to work. A third of recipients (878,000 people) didn't even bother and dropped out of the program rather than be examined. Of those tested, more than half (55 percent) were found fit for work, and a quarter were found fit for some work.

But that's Britain, where there's a long tradition of gaming the dole. Americans would never think of taking advantage...