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  •  People DO cheat the system... (7+ / 0-)

    I don't doubt it. Disability scammers, welfare cheats, people on food stamps.
    As with anything, there will always be someone who will come along and figure out a way to scam the system. But they're the minority.
    We can't refuse help for the many because of the crimes of the few.
    And I wonder how many who get angry at the "welfare cheats" don't give a damn about the Wall St. cheats and corporate welfare queens. That costs us so much more.

    Isn’t it ironic to think that man might determine his own future by something so seemingly trivial as the choice of an insect spray. ~ Rachel Carson, Silent Spring ~

    by MA Liberal on Tue May 27, 2014 at 04:03:44 AM PDT

    •  I point out that as many scammers as there may (2+ / 0-)
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      Damnit Janet, Cassandra Waites

      be, there are as many who should be on disability who are not. Everything balances.

      "You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty." Mohandas Gandhi

      by cv lurking gf on Tue May 27, 2014 at 06:47:41 AM PDT

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      •  no, it doesn't (3+ / 0-)

        I admit I may be biased. But I've been working full-time representing SSA/SSI disability claimants for 17 years now, and my experience is that for every scammer, there are hundreds of genuinely disabled people whose claims are denied out of overblown paranoia about scammers.

        "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

        by HeyMikey on Tue May 27, 2014 at 02:31:52 PM PDT

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    •  I'd rather my taxes to cover (5+ / 0-)

      a million fraudulent disability insurance claims, or welfare claims, or food stamp claims than my taxes cover the billions in tax cuts and tax supports for international petroleum corporations or defense industry corporate contractors who don't actually "need" my money to buy milk and have a roof or get medical care.  

      Billions in cash of US Taxpayer dollars "disappeared" into the Iraq War and US Iraqi Raj of L. Paul Bremer, and has NEVER been accounted for.

      "Out of Many, One Nation." This is the great promise of these United States of America -9.75 -6.87

      by Uncle Moji on Tue May 27, 2014 at 07:07:26 AM PDT

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