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Men Find Careers in Collecting Disability

sc.surveyor Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 10:08 AM
The problem with that is it is the federal government that is gaming the disability system, the food stamp system and every other system you can name.
Stan432 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 12:17 PM
These attitudes are trickle down. The President appoints an under-secretary that believes everyone "should get a break", the department managers get the message, that convey it all they way down to the ones reading the applications or answering the phone.
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...