October 6th, 2013, 9:31 pm #1
Disability USA-Rampant fraud in the federal disability program
"Today, it serves nearly 12 million people -- up 20 percent in the last six years -- and has a budget of $135 billion. That's more than the government spent last year on the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department, and the Labor Department combined. It's been called a "secret welfare system" with it's own "disability industrial complex," a system ravaged by waste and fraud. A lot of people want to know what's going on. Especially Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma."
Anyone watch 60 minutes tonight?
The report drops tomorrow and investigations so far report they "randomly selected hundreds of disability files and found that 25 percent of them should never have been approved -- another 20 percent, he said, were highly questionable."
This is going to be ugly and there are some lawfirms and layers and hopefully some citizens going to jail for fraud.
October 6th, 2013, 9:35 pm #2
you're kiddin me...fraud?
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October 6th, 2013, 9:35 pm #3
Best solution: no delegated power for this thing so end it.
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October 6th, 2013, 9:36 pm #4
I have 2 neighbors, one across street and one couple doors down, both collecting disability and doing carpentry and landscaping work for side cash, makes me so mad.
October 6th, 2013, 9:37 pm #5
I saw it. It's a lie. Submit.
October 6th, 2013, 9:38 pm #6
And its even encouraged by government. Have you guys seen the legal eagle adds on TV to help you get the disability owed you?Democrats : THEY LIE TO US!! THEY PLAY ON OUR FEARS!!
October 6th, 2013, 9:40 pm #7
October 6th, 2013, 9:46 pm #8Proud Scottish-American A Great American
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I say prosecute all of the cheaters to a long sentence of hard labor.
One of my guilty pleasures is occasionally watching Judge Judy. (yeah yeah).
It amazes me how many of these losers are on some kind of disability so they don't have to work.
Due to arthritis I was down to using a walker in the last year of it and every minute was excruciatingly painful. Not once did I consider quitting and going on disability.
End of story: Artificial hips did the trick.You know how you always are? Don't be like that.
October 6th, 2013, 9:48 pm #9
Pretty sure there is a show based around this called Shameless.Do you like handcuffs? - Stephen Harper Prime Minister of Canada.
October 6th, 2013, 9:57 pm #10Honored Guest
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Sad, but not surprising in the least!!
October 6th, 2013, 10:04 pm #11
I caught part of the program tonight ... there was this crazy stat about these areas on the KY/WV border where like 25% of the people there were on disability. Unreal.
October 6th, 2013, 10:44 pm #12
Saw this on Sixty Minutes, glad it wasnt FOX,many would dismiss it (sad but true), its a racket that needs ending!2012 ...The year conservatism endorsed health insurance mandates, entitlements, adultry and covert actions against Cuba.
October 6th, 2013, 10:48 pm #13
October 6th, 2013, 11:05 pm #14Honored Guest
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Nevertheless, I agree: Find people who are cheating the system, and throw them in jail.
October 6th, 2013, 11:18 pm #15