Why are so many able bodied people on disability in this area

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Skeptic

Paris, TN

#1 May 7, 2013
It's sickening to see people every day who can work a desk job or do light labor suck disability benefits from those that really need it.

Just today I saw a guy nearly ready to dance a jig after being accepted for disability benefits. He talked about how he went to a concert and stood amongst thousands to hear some bands play and he also went out and purchased two vehicles. I am glad to see our tax dollars are hard at work.

He's not the only example I could give. I know several people on this disability insurance that do odd jobs off and on. I know a few that have become addicted to pain killers and quite frankly that's their only disability because they have no issue going out and working on a car. Look inside their house and see the brand new big screen TV that they have yet to write a thank you letter to the tax payers for.

Disability insurance was designed for people who cannot do any form of labor that benefits the economy. A desk job is sufficient. Greet at Wal-Mart? It's disturbing to see how idleness is rewarded, even more so is the fact that people feel entitled to it because they have an ache. My grandparent has a shoulder that's blown out and he still works and has said it himself that he will not accept a dime from the government...that's his work ethic talking.

It's sad to see the work ethic of our Nation deteriorate like a plague. I wish people were responsible. I do not envy these people for their scam. Quite frankly, if I were incapacitated, I for sure would look into the benefits, but as long as I can make it a job, I won't even question it.

What has happened? Why are these people lazy? There has been a trend where soreness is now a disability, where a hurt back is now a disability. Come on people, quit seeing the end of the line and be adaptive. Hurts to stand? Get a desk job. Trouble sitting, get a standing job. I hate easy ways out and I don't wish ill will on people, but it would be a rude awakening if our government cannot meet it's unfortunate obligations to these people.
Best answer I can give

United States

#2 May 8, 2013
Because they are just lazy and don't want to work.
SRS

Paris, TN

#3 May 8, 2013
Best answer I can give wrote:
Because they are just lazy and don't want to work.
Sadly, I think you're right. At least for a respectable percentage of them. No jobs in the area and too many lawyers who know how to work the system. Bad combination. I know there are some legitimate situations but there are far too many people living off of those who do things right. Something has got to change and quickly.
duhhuh

Paris, TN

#4 May 8, 2013
Some people have disabilities that you cannot see, my mom is on disability, yes she works in her garden, she would never be seen out of the house without being put together properly as she says. What you would not see is the days after working in that garden that she cannot get out of bed, or the pale face and shaking hands. By all outward appearances, the things you might see she is on top of the world. But you do not see the after effects, the tears, the pain. You should also know that what she does get for this disability, she paid in the same as you and me, she worked and worked hard, while she did make more in a year than I have in three. But none of this you would know driving by or talking to her over the garden fence.
You sound very judgmental. I hope you never need that money you have paid in, I hope no one judges you from outward appearances. No one can know your life or you unless they have walked in your shoes.
Skeptic

Paris, TN

#5 May 8, 2013
duhhuh wrote:
Some people have disabilities that you cannot see, my mom is on disability, yes she works in her garden, she would never be seen out of the house without being put together properly as she says. What you would not see is the days after working in that garden that she cannot get out of bed, or the pale face and shaking hands. By all outward appearances, the things you might see she is on top of the world. But you do not see the after effects, the tears, the pain. You should also know that what she does get for this disability, she paid in the same as you and me, she worked and worked hard, while she did make more in a year than I have in three. But none of this you would know driving by or talking to her over the garden fence.
You sound very judgmental. I hope you never need that money you have paid in, I hope no one judges you from outward appearances. No one can know your life or you unless they have walked in your shoes.
Easy slick. I didn't call out your mammy for anything. If you don't see the trend of the abuse of this system, you're ignorant or blind.

I specified that there are those with legit cases. I most definitely do not have an opinion of your momma because I have not met her or know enough about her.

I love your enthusiasm.

Anyway, all this aside. The system is greatly abused and the abuse needs to stop.
carter

Paris, TN

#6 May 8, 2013
Lots of bull shite in the system. My mom has near crippling arthritis in her hands and feet, to the point where a lot of days she can barely function. She tried to get disability for about 5 years but no dice.

It's made even more frustrating when people who don't need it can somehow just waltz into a doc's office and get it, but someone who's clearly suffering and needs the assistance runs into a wall, even with medical professionals verifying their need for it.
Stupid People Drain Me

Paris, TN

#7 Jun 17, 2013
I heard this idiot of a person talking to someone about their disability and I quote when I say they said they were on disability for "Having a 3rd grade education"

Wow
He was full of it-just fat and lazy
jackson brown

Huntingdon, TN

#8 Jun 17, 2013
hey I know one that cant(wont) work got on disability and can cut & split work now another woman i know has MS tried for years to get on it ended up losing everything she had before she got it
topnotch

Columbia, TN

#9 Jun 17, 2013
Obama!! We haven't seen anything yet... Ole Big Ears is A piece of crap!
Clara Belle

Jackson, TN

#10 Jun 19, 2013
Other than the recipients, who benefits greatly from people in the United States getting on disability? LAWYERS!
People are just lazy

United States

#11 Jun 19, 2013
Now they have declared that obesity is a disease!!! It's on the news...

So with the number of fat people here and elsewhere... it's not just a local issue. We see it here more because this is where we live. Go to any neighboring town and you will see it there as well.

I will admit that some people have a problem... but for the most part it's because they eat the wrong food or eat too much or both and they sit at home all day watching TV.

I believe it's just an excuse... just like plus size women expecting designer clothes because it's becoming the normal for women to be bigger.

When I was a kid in the 50's we did not have this problem... or at least not like it today.

People are getting lazier, they don't want to work and they are living off the government.

Have you ever noticed how many fat people smoke and they also have fat kids... one bad habit following another. Parents don't care and their kids are just as bad.

Need to put these people on a chain gang to work that fat off and to work for a living... put their kids there to bring them water.

It's sad, but the government will just keep handing it out.
sad

United States

#12 Jun 19, 2013
Yes and women who will not work living off government ..I know of a woman who has a 2 yr old refuses to work lives in government housing paying only 14.00 a month who is now pregnant again so she can draw more money while people are giving her money and everything she needs....it's disgusting ..pure laziness and nothing more
busts my butt everyday

Erin, TN

#13 Jun 21, 2013
Lazy and looking for something for nothing.
advocate

Canyon Lake, TX

#14 Jun 28, 2013
duhhuh wrote:
Some people have disabilities that you cannot see, my mom is on disability, yes she works in her garden, she would never be seen out of the house without being put together properly as she says. What you would not see is the days after working in that garden that she cannot get out of bed, or the pale face and shaking hands. By all outward appearances, the things you might see she is on top of the world. But you do not see the after effects, the tears, the pain. You should also know that what she does get for this disability, she paid in the same as you and me, she worked and worked hard, while she did make more in a year than I have in three. But none of this you would know driving by or talking to her over the garden fence.
You sound very judgmental. I hope you never need that money you have paid in, I hope no one judges you from outward appearances. No one can know your life or you unless they have walked in your shoes.
You are absolutely right. Many disabilities are invisible.
Disgusted

Jackson, TN

#15 Jun 28, 2013
I have scars from 5 different surgeries....all that have affected, over a period of time, my ability to be able to do my job anymore. Are they visible? No. But since I am over 60, worked since I was 15, I have paid in more than enough to get a disability check....it's not taking from anybody else, I paid it for 45 years! So unless you wanna come walk in my shoes, and experience the pain I am in every day.....don't judge me! I look healthy as a horse, but as the old saying goes....you can't judge a book by it's cover!!!!
The Truth

Mount Vernon, AR

#16 Jun 28, 2013
I'm pretty sure the person that stated this thread is referring to the OBVIOUS people that are drawing disibilty and shouldn't be. I too know several people that are getting a check/checks and there is absolutely NOTHING wrong with them other than being lazy. So y'all get your panties out of your cracks and stop being so damn sensitive. Y'all know damn well "people" abuse the system.
ro ro

Newbern, TN

#17 Jun 29, 2013
Disability started when the negro was allowed to vote.
miss priss

Columbia, TN

#19 Jun 29, 2013
LAZY, Obesity, lifestyle, lack of exercise, health related issues like smoking, alcohol, drugs, etc... Some can't help it, but a lot could prevent it...
JustThisGuy

Paris, TN

#21 Jul 6, 2013
Well what can i say i do believe the system is abused but not by all so be careful not to judge. im almost 30 and on disability i received disability after applying with little effort compared to alot of people no lawyer just applied with my medical info dating back to age 6 received it on first try. I look like everyone else probably better but ive delt with being bipolar and tryn to just survive life and its hard. I payed my taxes and tryed very hard to live like others but life pushed me down to the point i just lost the will to live. ive became a recluse to better control my problems and life is still very hard and i hope to reclaim my life but it takes time. I dont drive and live in a modest house with a low mortgage comparable to rental prices i dont go out blowing money and i keep to my self. everyday is a struggle but every day i try to improve my self every day i want my life back.

so are you saying i dont deserve my benefits cause i do i payed my taxes for the better part of my life in fact i payed more than most of you.
Strollin-4-Troll in

Newbern, TN

#22 Jul 6, 2013
JustThisGuy wrote:
Well what can i say i do believe the system is abused but not by all so be careful not to judge. im almost 30 and on disability i received disability after applying with little effort compared to alot of people no lawyer just applied with my medical info dating back to age 6 received it on first try. I look like everyone else probably better but ive delt with being bipolar and tryn to just survive life and its hard. I payed my taxes and tryed very hard to live like others but life pushed me down to the point i just lost the will to live. ive became a recluse to better control my problems and life is still very hard and i hope to reclaim my life but it takes time. I dont drive and live in a modest house with a low mortgage comparable to rental prices i dont go out blowing money and i keep to my self. everyday is a struggle but every day i try to improve my self every day i want my life back.
so are you saying i dont deserve my benefits cause i do i payed my taxes for the better part of my life in fact i payed more than most of you.
Does Bipolar disorder inhibit your ability to NOT make run-on sentences? You literally used 4 periods in that first paragraph.(And yes, i am the grammar police) No one here is saying you don't deserve compensation for your illness. Except me. I don't think you do. I have friends that are Bipolar and they work and live life just fine by taking medication.

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