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If I am not mistaken the US taxes/tax payers pay  Rep. Paul Ryan and all the other congress critters, staff etc.  Not to mention taxes benefit them with GREAT Healthcare, Pensions and who knows what other goodies all for working a little over or under 100 days a year, if that.. Seems their HAND-OUTS range in 6 figures.

My disability HAND-OUT is in the Poverty range-14k.

Why would THEY bite the hands that feed them???

POTUS and SCOTUS are given 'hand-outs' too!

Oh and Federal and State workers, Cops, Firemen, Soldiers, Public School Teachers etc., etc.

At least most Social Security and Disability people earned their retirements the Old Fashion Way.

It just Galls me that a man running for POTUS obviously doesn't know much about how the USA operates.

Most of the 47% Played by the RULES.

I was taught if I Don't Lie, Cheat, Steal or Kill anyone I'd be a Good Human Being.

I don't think Mitt's killed anybody, but he sure has broken all the other Rules to Live by.

Ask Mitt if it's okay that only some people are allowed to MOOCH (like congress critters) but anyone who is Not Like Him (male and white and rich) absolutely Cannot?

Mitt and many of the 1 % must have read 50 Shades of Truth and Lies about Taxes..

The Ignorant GOP Followers astounds me!

Tweet the Truth about the Real Moochers!!

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 0-)
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    Dood Abides, SharonColeman, kurt

    "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

    "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

    by roseeriter on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 12:57:46 AM PDT

  •  Mitty the Moocher.... :) (2+ / 0-)
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    Dudehisattva...

    "Generosity, Ethics, Patience, Effort, Concentration, and Wisdom"

    by Dood Abides on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 01:21:35 AM PDT

  •  Another good question to ask .... (1+ / 0-)
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    TexMex

    Does Mitt collect Social Security? He's 65. How about a pension from Massachusetts courtesy of his time as governor?

    I am progressive. I am liberal. I make no apologies. - Kos

    My political compass: - 8.38,-6.97

    by pucklady on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 01:31:57 AM PDT

  •  $14K annually is above average for SSDI (0+ / 0-)

    I think the top is something like $2100/month while the average is like $1,000/month.  A good many local folks here get from $650-$750/month.  Kind of hard to keep dressage equines on that budget but Mitt says they are mooches.

    Somehow Reagan's welfare Cadillac has been resurrected with millionaires telling the rest of us how great we have it.  In the meantime, I find rice is a great way to stretch food; I have resurrected my mother's rice soup, where the only meat is a tiny bit of salt pork for flavoring (lucky person gets that bit of meat) but it is very filling and with pepper of various sorts can even be transformed into several different dishes to fool the grandkids.

    However, I admit I am better off than many of my peers and that thought, in a modern industrialized nation is very depressing

    •  I believe SSDI is a different program, My (0+ / 0-)

      Disability is from Social Security working points which I earned and qualified for (according to the rules) and children and adults who worked less or never worked get SSDI, but regardless, we're all lumped together. But all that money, including Congress' Pay etc., comes from the SAME POT, which is my point.

      I'm grateful for it, and learned to live within its means.

      If I'm not mistaken about the only jobs in the government paid from outside sources other than taxes are the Lobbyists..

      "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

      "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

      by roseeriter on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 02:09:00 AM PDT

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      •  I think the program, SSDI, also covers (0+ / 0-)

        disabled workers, as opposed to the SSS program. In my case, the ALJ backdated my disability to 2007, which he had to do for me to qualify since I had not worked 2007-2011 and did not have enough current quarters to qualify without the backdating  

        •  I also just read the VA seems to have different (0+ / 0-)

          'scale' models for disability claims (Testvet's diary)- Seems it depends on how much Moxie one has to fight the system..

          And I'll bet the disability requirement rules have changed since 1994 when I won my case.

          "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

          "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

          by roseeriter on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 03:03:29 AM PDT

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          •  they changed between 2007 and 2011 (0+ / 0-)

            or at least the disability reviewers on my case seemed to think so as when I finally got in front of the ALJ with my bag of a dozen meds and walking with a cane, he questioned me closely on if I had driven to the court and if I went grocery shopping and if I were able to bathe myself and was able to manage my own meds.

            Though I won the case, it still seemed the questions hinted that in order to be disabled, a person had to be completely unable to perform any routine task of ordinary life.

            Supplemental Social Security is different from Social Security Disability as SSS is means tested so I qualify for SSDI but not for SSS

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