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Men Find Careers in Collecting Disability

rigby4 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 8:06 AM
I broke my back in a car accident. I lost partial use of my legs and was in a wheel chair and began to have seizures. While in rehab I could not believe the number of people who were not trying to of faking they couldn't get better. They were trying to get on disability or sue someone. I blame to system and the lawyers who feed off it. Even though I was told I would never walk again I am. Not perfect but I am walking. I got my seizures under control and I am not leeching. It pays to be stubborn.
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...