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Stressed? Are You Disabled?

satscout Wrote: Aug 20, 2012 8:53 AM
Two things: First, chronic fatigue syndrome is a real disabling condition, so don't mock those who truly suffer from it. Second, most folks who are disabled or partially disabled (like me) wish they were not so they COULD work a job or get a better one. And there are many disabled people who would far rather be working that job than drawing a disablity check if it were possible to do so. Don't lump them all together in one pot please.
Government worker: “Do you have a disability?”

Man: “No.”

Man’s wife: “What does he get if he’s disabled?”

Government worker: “His monthly payments will [double].”

Man’s wife: “Well, then he’s disabled.”

Government worker (to man): “What’s your disability?”

Man: “I’m stressed.”

An attorney friend of mine recently overheard the above conversation in a Florida government building. The man, who had just turned 65, was signing up for retirement benefits while his wife stood over his shoulder. I relay the story to illustrate how our government is expanding...