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Men Find Careers in Collecting Disability

R.3 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 4:56 PM
I've encountered this several times in my job. I've heard youth talking about getting "my check" and wondered what check. Come to find out, many of them are deemed disabled/handicapped in the form of learning disabilities. It's almost like an entire system is set up beginning in grade school with the "ADD" kids. Get an MD and a psychiatrist in on it and the kid winds up with a script for Ritalin and a "check". By the time the kid hits ninth grade or 18 years old (whichever comes first) he's got his own kids getting a "check". In these households you have grandma, mom, kid, and grandkid all getting a "check". JOB? We don't need no stinking job!
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...