Rand Paul: Disability insurance wasted on people with anxiety, back pain

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  1. kinneyjames

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    posted because I'm certain everyone knows someone gaming the system, etc.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/14/rand-paul-disability-insurance_n_6470890.html

    Attending a breakfast with state legislative leaders in downtown Manchester, Paul engaged in a conversation about the viability of safety net programs.

    “The thing is, in all of these programs there’s always somebody who’s deserving. But everybody in this room knows somebody who is gaming the system,” the Kentucky Republican said in a video uploaded by American Bridge, a Democratic opposition-research firm.

    “What I tell people is, if you look like me and you hop out of your truck, you shouldn’t be getting your disability check. Over half of the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts. Join the club,” he added. “Who doesn’t get up a little anxious for work every day and their back hurts. Everybody over 40 has a little back pain.”

    more at link
     
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    Fuck 'em all.
     
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    Yeah it isn't 500k a pop guided missiles killing 15 muslims that's causing any issues, it's ssdi that is funded by every worker just in case they cant work that is.
     
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    To be fair not all people who are disabled look disabled. I know two people on SS disability, one has MS and the other has a vestibular disorder which causes severe dizzy spells, nausea, vomiting and falls down frequently. If either climbed out of a truck you wouldn't be able to tell, as far as back pain or anxiety i can't speak to that, but overall appearances can be deceiving.
     
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    I've seen so many people gaming the system that I just assume anybody on disability is a lazy bum.
     
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    Rand Paul is a fellow Dr. John Sarno disciple, Robin.

    Anyone who has back pain doesn't have anything going on in their life.

    Lazy Ffffffffffffffffffffucks! :wigtip:
     
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    Bravo on your icon!
     
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    I had 20+ recon surgeries after my accident, I was thrown off ssdi every fucking 6 months as I should be able to work according to their appointed dr's. I ended up in front of a federal judge who took all of 5 mins to throw out the bullshit reports from their own appointed hacks and fully endorse my disability. I don't collect 1/4 of what I was earning and I was paid out at max for the time. That max never changes either which is bullshit. They explained I deserved more than what they could pay, but when they raise the max it's tough shit that's what you were awarded.
     
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    Rand! :happywave:
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    I realize there are legitimate claims, but I never come across them in my line of work.
     
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    The person I know with the vestibular disorder was also in a bad auto accident, he makes a fraction of what he was making, can't do much, no sports or exercise, no motorcycles or quads etc and he sleeps at least 12 hrs, sometimes as much as 15 hrs a day as the constant dizziness exhausts him.

    It's not a good life and it's certainly not a choice.
     
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    I plan on trying to get myself a "crazy check" at some point in time.
     
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    “You know, a long time ago being crazy meant something. Nowadays everybody's crazy.”

    Charles Manson
     
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    Also Stern-related as Rand got busted for hanging out in the Hamptons last summer after backing out of an event in Iowa due to family commitments.

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    Not a bad guy. Too bad help never make it thru thru the Repulican primary wanting to legalize weed, let the drug offenders out of prison and restore voting rights to felons.
     
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    But then you have this kind of crap:

    LIRR doc involved in $1 billion disability scam gets 8 years in prison
    Peter Lesniewski, 63, was also ordered to pay a whopping $70.6 million in restitution for his role in having 1,000 healthy Long Island Rail Road employees to double-dip from their pensions by creating fake medical problems and collecting disabilities.
     
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    Imagine the sea of blowhards and dimwits at that party.
     
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    Translation, lets keep the focus off of the corporations paying little to no tax and take money away from disabled people. Typical useless shithead Teabaggers.
     
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    The number of people on disability has " coincidentally" skyrocketed with the economy not being so great and employment sucking as real wages have gone down even as more people have gotten jobs. He's right, the problem is how does one tell the fakers from the real cases when it comes to chronic pain and emotional issues?
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    That's funny. I have both of those. Self employment makes it easier. I couldn't go to a 9-5 job.
     
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