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Men Find Careers in Collecting Disability

S.17 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 1:15 PM
"I have no choice but to game the system" Start your own business, why don't you? Start a lawn mowing business. I saw an old couple, man and wife, must have been in their '70s, just the other day, hard at work in somebody else's front yard, the wife pushing the mower, the husband doing the edging. Here in the southwest, I could start a pool cleaning business tomorrow. Get off your duff.
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...