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Men Find Careers in Collecting Disability

hvogel Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 8:09 AM
I contributed in my son's classes when he was in elementary school, came to daytime functions most of the time, made it to almost all teacher's conferences, and have held a full time job throughout. Yes, you have to hold a job which allows flexibility in working hours and some people don't have such a job. But don't make judgements based solely on whether a father is present at daytime functions.
Americans are very generous to people with disabilities. Since passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990, millions of public and private dollars have been spent on curb cuts, bus lifts and special elevators.

The idea has been to enable people with disabilities to live and work with the same ease as others, as they make their way forward in life. I feel sure the large majority of Americans are pleased that we are doing this.

But there is another federal program for people with disabilities that has had an unhappier effect. This is the disability insurance (DI) program, which...