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Is Disability the New Welfare?

restoreliberty Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 12:46 PM
The real sick part is that he only gets those payments if he remains an addict, get clean and those benies go away. So the perverse incentive is to stay doped up or remain an alcoholic, otherwise their free ride ends. This is the compassion that pukegressives delude themselves about while others, like yourself in your nephew's case, have to pick up the broken pieces and try to undo some of the harm done by pukegressive policies that perpetuate these situations.

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...