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Is Disability the New Welfare?

rbartlett Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 3:52 PM
SSDI and disability are identity groups just as much as illegals and gays are. These people directly demand egalitarian altruism as much as the two other groups do implicitly. The list of goodies for being "disabled" includes the coveted political victim trophy - the keys to the government candy store. You'll see many many more "disabled" people with the definition expanded beyond the breaking point. Get ready to pay up America!

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...