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And YOU are paying for this guy's diapers

By Bobby Eberle

The verdict is in. Not guilty. That's right... after Sen. Tom Coburn called for an investigation of Stanley Thornton (America's "adult baby") for fraud, the Social Security Administration has ruled that Thornton wil continue to receive Social Security disability checks. Thornton gained national attention through a National Geographic special which highlighted the fact that this grown man lives life as a baby... wearing diapers, sucking a pacifier, and sleeping in a crib. And he does this with taxpayer money.

As Fox News reports, "Thornton was receiving about $860 per month in disability payments."

He was living with a woman who acted as his caretaker and was also receiving disability checks until she died earlier this year. Thornton claimed that his disability benefits were based not on his lifestyle as an adult baby, but on a range of conditions -- from post-traumatic stress disorder to ADHD to spinal problems to depression. "All my illnesses have had extensive testing," he wrote on his site.

Coburn spokesman John Hart said it appears the individual has been cleared by the Social Security Administration, but that Coburn continues to pursue "not only this case but thousands of other cases of potential disability fraud."

"There exists in America today a disability industrial complex that allows judges, physicians and non-disabled Americans to exploit the good intentions of politicians for their own personal financial gain," he said in an email to FoxNews.com.

Redding.com reports that Coburn's interest began following an episode of "Taboo" on the National Geographic Channel in which Thornton was featured along with then-roommate Sandra Dias who played the role of Thornton's "mother."

The program showed Thornton wearing adult diapers, Dias feeding Thornton from a bottle, and Thornton describing how he built himself an adult-sized crib.

He was shown building a man-sized highchair.

"Given that Mr. Thornton is able to determine what is appropriate attire and actions in public, drive himself to complete errands, design and custom-make baby furniture to support a 350-pound adult and run an Internet support group, it is possible that he has been improperly collecting disability benefits for a period of time," Coburn, a practicing physician, wrote in a letter sent in May to the Social Security Administration.

The report goes on to state that Thornton used to be a security guard and knows that he's just pretending to be a baby, because "it helps him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder from abuse he received when he was a child." That's all well and good, but should the American people be paying for this lifestyle?

We aren't in the stone age any more. We aren't in the industrial age either, where much of the labor was in factories. We are in a technology age where there are more and more jobs that require less strenuous effort. So, do you think that means disability applications are going down? Ha! That's a good one.

As Derek Thompson writes in The Atlantic, "since 1985, Social Security Disability applications have doubled as a share of the population."

It just goes to show that after decades and decades of liberal programs, that the idea of something for nothing has truly set in. People are protesting in the streets for the college loans to be wiped out. Disability applications are going through the roof. And people like Thornton can sit around and suck on a pacifier all day, and I'm the one paying for it! What a country!

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  1. inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
    October 21, 2011 @ 8:26 am

     
    This guy is the poster child to America to prove that government should NOT be doing things for the people collectively, those things that they as individuals should be doing for themselves.
     
    It is high past time that the American Eagles reassert themselves as the leaders of society and do what eagles do, which is kick the kids out of the nest to either fly on their own, or perish from their own stupidity and weakness. This country has been taken over by the Socialist vultures who continue to soil the very nest they were born into, and turn the American taxpayers into just so much rotting Socialist carrion to feed upon.
     

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    • DaveComment by Dave
      October 21, 2011 @ 9:33 am

      I, for one, REFUSE to be bird food!

      I agree, it is time for a full repeal of these statutes and the federal employees living off the system who protect these people.

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    • wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
      October 21, 2011 @ 8:51 pm

         You guys think that YOU’RE pissed?  I am 100% permanently disabled because of a number of things, all physical, and all work related.  NOW I see THIS jerk making more $$ than me and play-acting at being a big baby?  JESUS!  The top of my head wants to explode!
         When I was talking to a social security rep., he told me not to “rock the boat”, or my own payments would be cut off.  Nifty, huh?
         Not only is this fraud, it makes me even more ashamed than I already am in relying on my SSD $$ in order to pay my bills and survive, after a fashion.  If my wife (God Bless her) wasn’t still able to work, I doubt that we could afford to live.  We’d certainly lose our house because we couldn’t afford the property taxes, and eventually we’d lose our cars too, due to attrition.
         I’ve been trying my damnedest to find some work that I can do at home, and still haven’t found anything that doesn’t have SCAM plastered all over it.  But I’m going to keep on looking because I was raised to believe in Personal Responsibility by God.   It’s shite like this jerk’s getting away with that’s given any LEGITIMATELY NEEDED help hard to get and to be ashamed to receive it.  I am definitely going to my Senators and Representative (all of whom respond to me BTW) and protest this “ruling” from the Soc. Sec. Admin.    

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    • bassmanComment by bassman
      October 21, 2011 @ 9:48 pm

      I am on disability, but I actually deserve it for I cannot work. I went through all my own money before getting a cent from the government though, and I get really ticked off when I hear stories such as this one, that allow those who may be undeserving of benefits, get them!(I don’t know this guy’s complete story,but what I have read here makes me think the SSA may have made a poor decision with this guy!)
      And then I’ve known a couple of people who deserved benefits but were turned down flat when it was very obvious they could not work. People who have paid into the system their whole lives. I don’t get it.
      And I REALLY don’t get how Obama’s “Aunt” gets disability, which means Medicare also, and SHE’S AN ILLEGAL ALIEN!
      Since when do illegal aliens, or I should actually say: WHY should illegal aliens, be granted access to a trust fund reserved for the hard working AMERICANS who paid into these “trusts” their whole lives? An American could never get Social Security without paying into it! But if you’re an illegal alien it seems you get all the benefits you should have NO RIGHT TO because you have never paid a dime into said trust funds. NO QUESTIONS ASKED. Well, except maybe……. ”Where do we send your check?”

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    • ConnieComment by Connie
      October 21, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

      Wonderwarthog and bassman, don’t take no for an answer, appeal.  I forget how many appeals I put in and was shot down, here in CA, before obtaining a hearing.  Again, you have to reply as to wanting this.  Let a Judge make the decision, as I did and won. 

      Another thing helps and this is to obtain and attorney.  I didn’t do this and the Judge asked if I wished to be represented.  I said I didn’t need one since I wasn’t lying about anything.  But, I’ve also been told that those who obtain a lawyer have far less problems.  – One thing, most of them won’t accept your case if you have recently appealed your case.  Apparently they don’t receive as high an amount from your settlement.  Settlement based on the date of your filing.  If you gave up the first round when denied, a new file must begin.  Speak with an attorney before doing so.

      Hang in there and fight back.  It will take a couple of years and a hard head, but eventually you will win your case – providing the Judge is fair and fully comprehends your injuries. 

      Going from a workaholic who couldn’t leave my home for weeks on end was extremely hard.  Or as my daughter put it, from a type A personality to a low D (she’s a teacher).  The only reason I’ve been able to survive financially, once the savings, stocks and 401K went to pay medical bills is having paid off my home early.  As is it’s living U.S.Treasury check to U.S.Treasury check – in lieu to the former far greater paycheck to paycheck.  

      Good luck!

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    • bassmanComment by bassman
      October 21, 2011 @ 11:57 pm

      Connie: I was one of the lucky ones who got my SSDI on the very first try as my conditions and diseases (many of them) were documented in blood tests and MRIs, X-Rays, and CT scans. A letter from my Rheumatologist also helped. But I know a few who weren’t so lucky, who were in at least as bad of shape as me.
      I was told to stop working by my doctors a whole 3 years before I actually went on disability, with one of my doctors actually telling me I was going to kill myself if I didn’t stop working immediately. I was being quite unfair to my fellow workers too. And greedy, I guess. I could no longer carry my weight on the job and caused my fellow workers to have to ”cover me” as I had to sit every half hour or so for a few minutes. Had an on your feet all day type of job, of course.
      But…..I went down fighting!

      I’m glad these programs exist actually. I’m glad I was forced to pay into them my whole life as I had no idea I would be unable to work before I was willing to stop. I had SOME savings, and used it before they allowed me to have benefits. I didn’t look at this as unfair, just unfortunate for me. LOL
      It just burns me up when I hear stories of those, usually illegal aliens, who get benefits from the trust funds WE hard working citizens paid into when they paid nothing. The money once went into interest bearing accounts too, but not anymore and I don’t know why. The Congress has also raided the funds to pay for who knows what all, WITH OUR MONEY that WE put in there. Medicare and Social Security would be just fine right now had these illegal acts not occurred! Now they give what’s left of it to those never paying a dime into it while those who did, and deserve and NEED THEIR money, have to get lawyers to get it and pay 25% (that’s all lawyers are allowed to take) of again,THEIR MONEY to those lawyers for helping them get it. 

      But again, I was one of the lucky ones who got mine without hassle, after being prepared to be turned down as I thought that was protocol unless you were illegal or didn’t deserve it. Cracking down on the fraud would go a long way towards saving the system.

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    • wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
      October 22, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

      Connie, I too was one of the lucky ones.  After the first time I died (3X in ambulance and once on the table), I was foolish and went back to work at an extremely stressful and heavily physically demanding job.  I did alright for about a year until I died again (again 3x in ambulance, DOA @ hospital and again on the table a total of 32 QUARTS of blood and a 2 week coma that the docs told my wife I’d never come out of; she never gave up on me though, Helluva woman).  At the hospital when they asked how I was going to pay for all this (the bill was astronomical), we told them that we’d already used up all of our savings and had to get a loan from my folks for my first episode to cover the rest of the bill.  We’re still slowly paying that back to my Mom (Dad passed away in June), but we’re trying.
         At any rate, the Hospital Social Worker took us in hand and we applied for MedicAid and SSD because the Dr.’s told me I’d never work again (hence the 100% disability).  Well, I was lucky, if you can call living like this lucky, MedicAid paid the Hospital and I was enrolled in SSD immediately.  Well, when we came home, they took MedicAid away because they said my wife made too much money (she took a medical leave from her job while I was in Hospital for 5 weeks, unpaid of course, even though she works for a Hospital Clinic).  My wife makes $11.68 an hour.  Whoopee.  I now have a strict lift ceiling of 15#, am forbidden to allow my blood pressure to be anything but slightly low (guess they figure I’ll explode again), I retain a lot of water and poisons due to Hep C which I got from a dirty phlebotomist in a different hospital, pretty much am living on the edge of liver failure from it and I’ve gained weight because exercise is also forbidden (yes, even walking too long) so naturally my blood pressure is coming up.  Catch 22, or is it 23?  Who cares?  Not even me at this point.  Dying was pretty comfortable, but If I do I’ll fail my granddaughter (7), who recently lost her great-grandfather and her other grandfather.  I just can’t do that to her.  So, I keep looking for ways to get “off the rolls”, but so far I’ve come up with nothing but scams, pyramid and Ponzi schemes and the rest of the internet garbage.  Funny, they all claim to “want to help” you make a living, but I have to pay for the privilege of finding out that it’s just another BS scam to keep THEM in $$.  Whatever happened to giving the person who’s down a hand up?  *****.  I think I might have something in a web-based business where I’m just an outlet, and never have to see or handle the merchandise (figured it out myself), but it’s taking a lot of time to check out the other Company’s “bona fides” along with the rest of the legal and set-up details.  Hopefully, I can make this work, and I’ll feel like holding my head up again as a taxpayer and citizen instead of feeling like a drag on my country.       

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    • krodebaComment by krodeba
      October 25, 2011 @ 10:18 am

      I have been reading all of these comments and I must say that I agree with EVERYONE!  No longer can we rely on someone else to provide for our basic needs as human beings.  The days of job security, government assistance, or help from family and friends is long past.  I have never done this in the past but I felt that I am obligated to share what I have discovered based on reading what Wonderwarthog wrote on October 21 about searching for an opportunity that does not have Scam written all over it.

      Go online and research Market America and Shop.com.  I am in the process of taking control of my own personal financial security based on this proven business concept.  My website is http://www.togethertohelp.com.  If you would like more information as you are getting your questions answered, send me an email.  I am happy to help.

      We are a country of unlimited resources.  I did not say unlimited FREE resources. If short term assistance is needed, I hold no grudge for that help.  At one time or another we all probably needed a helping hand.  My experience has been that it is more work to continue with something that is not 100% honestly needed and attained.

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    • mcrankComment by mcrank
      November 1, 2011 @ 8:12 pm

      That’s what we American taxpaying citizens do—that’s our duty and obligation—to generously fund every useless and worthless program of benefits to every undeserving recipient.  Just ask O—he’ll tell ya’.  But—Thornton’s diapers and the Halls of DC are both full of the same material—it’s waste management no matter how you look at it.

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  2. mommyceoComment by mommyceo
    October 21, 2011 @ 9:09 am

    And to think…I have a special needs brother that we have been caring for his entire life. He’s even kept a job at a grocery store & been paying into SSI since he was 16! Now that he’s 52, diabetic & having other health issues, he’s been denied for disability benefits TWICE! REALLY…and this is a gov’t they want us to have faith in…RIGHT!

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    • inluminatuoComment by inluminatuo
      October 21, 2011 @ 9:14 am

      The only special need this typical Liberal Child-In-An-Adult’s body needs is a swift kick in the rear and a trip to the woodshed. This is what you get when you allow Liberal Children to raise more Liberal Children which just mirrors what you do when you vote a Democrat into office.

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    • onewildmanComment by onewildman
      October 21, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

      mommyceo, I sympathize with you. My girlfriends son was operated on last year for scoliosis. They put steal pins and over two dozen screws in him. He started rehab and physical therapy along with pain management. He was on medical. They abruptly dropped him. Before his operation he was on SSI and was sent to a state doctor who was quack who didn’t pay attention to the problem. What he wrote was that there was no signs of Muscularly Dystrophy. Of coarse there weren’t. That was not his problem. SSI then dropped him. Having a lot of trouble get him back on SSI. He is physically unable to work but because he had the operation he does not qualify for disability in CA. My girlfriend and I pay for everything and it has almost broke us.

       This story above is not an isolated story. Similar things have been going on in Los Angeles.
       
      IMPEACH OBAMA NOW! ! ! !

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    • ConnieComment by Connie
      October 21, 2011 @ 1:17 pm

      onewildman:  CA is one of the hardest states to obtain disability.  Unless you go the full route to a hearing before a judge it’s all controlled by the state and the doctors who have the contracts to provide their services.  There is no area for opinion, only yes and no answers.  I know due to having gone thru’ this mess for over two years after a freeway accident where I was rear ended and had extensive surgery to my spine.  Additionally I have permanent vertigo 24/7 which caused CA to suspend my drivers license. 

      After all the appeal process it took no more than 10 mins. in court to have my claim approved.  The Judge and person from the group who determines retraining for work agreed the previous refusals were unreasonable.  The mere fact I have great difficulty with walking, chronic pain and continued dizziness didn’t matter to the State of CA. 

      BTW: I was 62 when the accident occurred and the “disability” was considerably less than my regular pay, by about 3/4ths the amount.  Now, at 70, I’m yet to reach the point in Soc. Sec. (all disability automatically converts to S/S upon reaching retirement age) where I come close to where I’d have been had I been able to continue working another 3.5 years.  Since I’ve worked most of my life, this short time was nothing by comparison.  

      I’ve known several who have basically faked the level of their injuries in an attempt to obtain disability.  One received it only to be caught and removed.  A neighbors daughter wants to try to get on disability in order to no longer attempt to obtain a job – not that she’s trying anyway.  She feels her knee pain would qualify.  I told her mother to let her know if she lost at least 200 lbs. her knees would be A-OK.        

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    • onewildmanComment by onewildman
      October 21, 2011 @ 2:10 pm

      Thank you Connie.  one other thing you mention that if your neighbor loose 200Lb’s she would not have knee pain. My friend was dismissed from a jury selection for saying the same thing. Anyway thanks again, have a good day
       
      IMPEACH OBAMA NOW! ! ! !

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      October 21, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

      Yet there are ads on the internet and the TV advertising for people who want to collect SSDI to call them and they will “work the claim”.  It must be big business because their only fee is to collect 25% of the patient’s backpay once the claim is approved, so these agencies and SSDI attorneys will drag the case out as long as possible in order to collect more money.  Great system, huh.

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    • OutspokenComment by Outspoken
      October 21, 2011 @ 3:44 pm

      Also,   there are cases in CA where ILLEGALS are collecting disability checks…..because they don’t speak the language and therefore can’t work….. great huh?
      Those that really need rarely get because of those that cheat, lie and steal from the system designed to help.
       

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    • aligoreComment by aligore
      October 21, 2011 @ 4:15 pm

      No offence intended Connie but it seems to me the insurance company should have paid for your disability caused by the car accident not our tax dollars. SSI seems to be the catch all for every indiviual who cant get the responcible party to pay for their losses. IMO the insurance company should pay until you reach retirment and then SSI takes over. These damn insurance companies make billions for their managment and pay out pennies on the dollar to their benificiaries. Why is SSI an insurance company patsy?

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    • onewildmanComment by onewildman
      October 21, 2011 @ 4:29 pm

      aligore, Did you ever stop to think what if the other person was uninsured and your own insurance has a limit to which you agreed to by interning into the contract. The insurance company should not have to pay any more than limit for something that was not the fault of the person that is insured with them. I’m just there are two side to every story.
       If the other guys has insurance then you could make them pay all future medical. At least that is the way it works in CA. I had that stipulation in my settlement even tho I only have problems every 6 or seven months. I am not considered to be disabled and work but if I experience back pain enough to see the doctor they pay.

       
      IMPEACH OBAMA NOW! ! ! ! !

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      October 21, 2011 @ 4:50 pm

      “SSI seems to be the catch all for every indiviual who cant get the responcible party to pay for their losses.”.

      Aligore, you are confusing SSI with SSDI.  Suplemental Security Income is a welfare program which gives “low income” people  a government check.  However, Social Security Disability Income is one of the 3 parts of the Social Security program, and it is only for those who have worked enough quarters to qualify  while paying into Social Security during their working years.

      “Low income” people would include illegals, teenage single mothers, drug addicts, and all the other people who depend on government for their existence.  None of these people are qualified for SSDI unless they worked enough to qualify under Social Security guidelines.

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    • ConnieComment by Connie
      October 21, 2011 @ 8:43 pm

      Thanks onewildman and BNA42 for straightening out algore.  I was not on SSI, nor am I now.  I did collect CA State Disability for a year (we n CA pay for this out of our pay).  This was 3 times the amount of my early Soc. Security during those two years before the Judge ruled in my behalf.  Disability added a whopping $200 a month to the S.S.  Not exactly a living wage.  -  The person who hit me had the same insurance company as I, which meant I was royally screwed by the Auto Club.  That small payout went to pay medical bills for the time without insurance coverage. Then, to add insult to injury, the surgeon took out a vocal chord (incision on the throat area) and then pinched a nerve under the metal plate attached to my spine (hence permanent vertigo).  Statute of Limitation is one year.  If discovery is made at the last of this year it becomes two years.  Needless to say, I was intentionally kept in the dark with lies and “I don’t know” answers, cover up by my GP as well, until the statute ran its course.  -  As for the advertising attorneys, they are dirtbags – as are those in the medical field who play the game with many of them.   -  All it took was 3 years to teach myself to talk again, but nothing can be done for the vertigo.  But, as always, one plays the cards they are dealt.  OR they cheat the system in any way they can.  Sadly, it’s the cheats that make life hard for those of us who wouldn’t dream of doing such. 

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  3. DaveComment by Dave
    October 21, 2011 @ 9:31 am

    When I first saw this in May I was appalled. Last night when this hit the news wire, I was furious and disgusted.

    America, this abuse has to stop. I hate social security for the perception it renders to everyone; but, when abuses such as this come to light, my despicable gage goes past maximum endurance. If this man/child/abomination can host a support group, he can and should be working!

    It is past time to change the system, correct the rules, and end this nightmare.

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    • lutherComment by luther
      October 21, 2011 @ 11:30 am

      I agree with Comment ! The reality is that we live in a culture today that is egocentric ! God has been long ago abandoned , and we have lost our moral compass . Self-gratification is the governing principle that guides our youth , and for the most part their parents as well . The echoes of John Kennedy’s question , ” ask not what your Country can do for you , but rather ask what you can do for your Country ? ” , has faded into oblivion ! It has been replaced by a different question : ” where is mine ?”. When God is replaced with self as the center of our lives , we are lost ! ” Blessed is the Nation whose God is the Lord ” ; the corollary of that is : cursed is the nation whose God is NOT the Lord ! Choose you this day who you will serve – says the Prophet Elijah ! Choose !

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  4. pistol packing mamaComment by txgoatlady
    October 21, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    If the guy can design and build furniture then he can get a job. Disability should be reserved for the truly disabled and the mentally ill who cannot function normally enough to keep a job. This guy sounds like he functions well enough both mentally and physically to work. Cut him off!

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    • newsjunkyComment by newsjunky
      October 21, 2011 @ 10:43 am

      Absolutely!  I was watching a video not too long ago with him and his mother, and she appeared to be nothing short of an enabler.  She was rocking him back and forth as you would an infant!  I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing!  After building all this furniture he obviously goes back to his pacifier and crib!  (After playing with his toy soldiers, as depicted in the above picture.)

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    • bassmanComment by bassman
      October 21, 2011 @ 10:14 pm

      Exactly txgoatlady! You hit the nail on the head!

      I couldn’t begin to design, let alone BUILD furniture! It sounds like this guy has a great trade qualification as a carpenter and could very easily work! Let only those deserving and who actually need it collect it. And no one who has never paid into it, like illegal aliens! There are other programs for the poor. And there should be NOTHING for illegals, then maybe they’d go home!
      And to be clear, I have no beef with LEGAL immigrants. 

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  5. averrignComment by averrign
    October 21, 2011 @ 9:42 am

    Honestly, the title of this article had me picturing an article about Rick Perry and Mitt Romney after that last debate. Leave it to the ex-Democrats gone Republicans to put on such a display. Guess I was thrown a curve Bobby. BTW, the guy pictured above should be the poster child for Obama’s campaign in 2012, or a good idea of what Obama wants us all to become….

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  6. lmorgan3Comment by lmorgan3
    October 21, 2011 @ 10:03 am

    If he wants to sit in a high chair, suck on a passifier and wear diapers, have at it!  It is supposed to be a free country.  But for him to collect disability for this!  It is an outrage!  This reminds me of Klinger on MASH, you can pretend to be anything you want, but that does not mean you are mentally disabled.  And excuse me, if you can build a high chair, run errands on your own etc., then why in the world are we paying for this guy?  Someone needs to wake up here……..

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  7. KathleenComment by Kathleen
    October 21, 2011 @ 10:08 am

    I just ask everyone to remember though, that the elderly truly benefit from Medicaid.  My Mom, who was “Rosey the Riveter” during WW2, and was the best mother ever to five children, took care of my Dad after he developed heart disease at 30 and he became disabled (he passed in 1975). She did not earn much money during her life, and Medicaid made it possible for her to simply live.  She received 864 dollars per month, so she lived in a nice senior residence independently, with we children helping her on a daily basis.  She had good medical care, and just enough money each month to make it, not become rich.  She had earned it, had worked often when we were growing up, and received that stipend as due to her productivity during her working years. 
    For the elderly, that money is untouchable.  If someone has accrued one million dollars during their lifetime, maybe they don’t need it, but my sweet Mom had not accrued, she gave anything she had away.  My Mom happened to cost the government almost nothing in medical bills.  She was only hospitalized once or twice for a short-term reason, and lived to be 95 years and one day, having just passed this past August.
    Boy I miss her.  Anyway, I hope you see my point.  Elderly stipends and medical benefits (Title 19) are very important aspects of support for our poor elderly, and must never be tinkered with. 

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    • iitywybadComment by iitywybad
      October 21, 2011 @ 10:29 am

      No one is advocating taking anything away from the elderly – I’m one of them myself.  The thrust of this discussion is the many deadbeats that dupe the system and the liberal bleeding hearts that give disability to alcoholics, drug addicts, and con men like the “adult baby” in this article.  There is nothing wrong with him – zero, zip, nada – except he’s found a way to get money from the taxpayers without working.  Much of the problems with funding Social Security and Medicare is because of those who have decided to let the public take care of them. All of these frauds should be found and taken off Social Security SSI and made to “swim or sink” and if they can’t make it on their own, they’ll have to depend on family and friends to get them through.  I don’t feel any moral or legal obligation to their self destruction.

      Now, if I can just win a big lottery, I’ll be glad to stop taking my meager social security check!

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    • bonofbabbleComment by bonofbabble
      October 21, 2011 @ 11:27 am

      Your mother at least paid into the system, correct?  This is FAR different from the above outrageous story!

      I live in an area where “refugees” from former Soviet countries received asylum in the US in the 80s and 90s.  They then proceeded to bring over every “elderly relative” (no one checked as to whether these people were even related) — who were immediately eligible to collect SSI benefits, approximately $850/month, plus other government subsidies — from a system to which they DID NOT CONTRIBUTE! 

      I get up at 5:30 AM every morning to slog to a full-time job to pay for THIS?? FOR THIS??

      To support a dead beat “adult baby” who needs his *** kicked?

       

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  8. librabobComment by librabob
    October 21, 2011 @ 10:08 am

    It’s easy to see why Social Security and the government in general is broke. It’s disgraceful to have people like this faking illnesses in order to live off the tax payers. We have become a nation of entitlement seekers. I don’t know which is worse, this clown for accepting his monthly checks or the government agency that permits him to abuse the system. 

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    • wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
      October 21, 2011 @ 9:12 pm

      I think they’re both pretty sick, difference being that this jerk can have his problem fixed by being sued for defrauding Soc.Sec., and booted back into the productive world.  The Gov’t.?  Whole different story, that one’ll take some outside influence to make their priorities in order again (if they ever were).

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  9. pypypypyComment by pypypypy
    October 21, 2011 @ 10:20 am

    When you have a program designed to help the truly needy, sadly you have twice the number of people queueing up to scam the system. If govt agencies was not government agencies, programs would have been certainly more efficient and not open to fraud.

    The majority of these problems I think  is, some who work for government are not subjected to work performance related pay and it is not their money they are doling out, so they simply dont care. Unlike a private business, every cost and profit margin is usually being scutinised by the business owner so if you are lazy and dont do a good job, you are out of the door!  

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    • JambleComment by Jamble
      October 21, 2011 @ 12:18 pm

      I may be wrong but it seems that the more clients a government agency has, the bigger it grows and the more power it has.

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    • librabobComment by librabob
      October 21, 2011 @ 12:58 pm

      Jamble, you have hit the nail on the head! A few years back I became aware of a man serving a 4 year state prison term for child molestation in California. While serving his time, he was continuing to receive his social security disability checks via direct deposit. I wrote letters and made repeated phone calls to the social security office to have his checks stopped. Eventually his checks stopped coming but it took a lot of time to make this happen. You would think that should be automatic, but its not! As it was explained to me they did not have the investigative staff necessary to look into all these type of cases. It was also explained to me when people go into the state prison system they are given a questionnaire to complete. One of the questions asks if they are receiving social security disability pay. If they answer no, their checks just keep on coming even though they are no longer entitled to that payment as they are being cared for by the state. I don’t know for sure but I assume it’s probably that way in all 50 states and probably in the federal prison system too. It’s a shame that millions of tax payer dollars are wasted on programs like this.         

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    • CirbuckComment by Cirbuck
      October 21, 2011 @ 1:20 pm

      And there in lies the biggest problem these days.  The government jobs and agencies that cater and support this kind of thing have gotten so large and bloated that now the US Government has become the largest employer in America.  Since merit has no meaning anymore and achieving excellence in performance and service is not what a government job is all about, they have slowly taken over the jobs market and created a social service out of employment.  What are you going to do with all the ex-government employees that would fall off the payroll if we started shutting down agencies like the IRS, EPA, FCC, and on and on.  The unemployment problem would skyrocket out of control.  You’ll never get a large contingent of politicians to contribute to the unemployment problem by getting rid of all these bloated adult daycare facilities known as civil service jobs.

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  10. liberalfascistComment by liberalfascist
    October 21, 2011 @ 10:26 am

    Suffering a Brain Aneurysm and having it leave you paralized is being DISABLED. Losing a limb or two to IED’s planted by muslim terrorists leaving you unable to walk or feed yourself is DISABLED. Wearing a diaper because your a pathetic fat loser with mommy issues is NOT DISABLED.
    Hey I wonder if I can claim being put out of work because of Obama and liberal fiscal policies as PTSD and collect Social Security. I think a very large part of the Nation can claim that, so maybe it’s not such a bad idea 

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    • TRUTHTELLERComment by TRUTHTELLER
      October 21, 2011 @ 12:47 pm

      liberalfaciest,

      Don’t give em any more idieas than they already have. 

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  11. URKiddinMeeComment by URKiddinMee
    October 21, 2011 @ 10:36 am

    I look forward to the advent of truly interactive Internet technology.  Then I can reach through my screen to just slap the livin’ chit out of people like Stanley!

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    • ConnieComment by Connie
      October 21, 2011 @ 8:50 pm

      You…and everyone on this blog.

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    • wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
      October 21, 2011 @ 9:18 pm

      I want first crack at him!  I’ll suffer like Hell for beating the **** out of him, but I’d suffer it with a smile on my face.

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  12. DaveComment by Dave
    October 21, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    Curiosity kills.

    My wife asked this question and since I cannot find anything, I put the question to you. Can we sue this abuser of public trust in a class action lawsuit?

    Thoughts anyone?

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    • JambleComment by Jamble
      October 21, 2011 @ 12:19 pm

      If we can, Dave, I’m on board.

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    • DaveComment by Dave
      October 21, 2011 @ 12:36 pm

      The question remains how to legally make this stick.

      Any lawyers feeling lucky? Anyone with thoughts?

      Seems to me, class action could come from every American who works is being harmed by this bum and other milking the system. We need some legal advice and I cannot find any that supports the claim that his drain on social security is creating harm.

      Thoughts?

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    • wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
      October 21, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

      Yah.  A couple.  First we’d need extremely good legal help.  Someone hungry to make a big name for himself. Second, it should be possible as either a group or on the behalf of the people of the USA, with any reward donated to non-profit causes, Children’s Hospitals, Wounded veteran Org.’s or the like, or possibly back into “the system” (which would be counter-productive, as the bureaucrats would then probably get lazier than ever).  Third, and probably the most important, somebody’ll have to get the ball rolling.  I don’t mind looking into it, so I’ll give it a shot.  Let you know how I do.  Last, encouraging people to come aboard the suit as injured parties. 

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    • DaveComment by Dave
      October 27, 2011 @ 10:52 am

      WonderWartHog,

      Thanks for your help. I do not know where it could end up, but something has to be done and if the legal system can create problems like this guy and his choices, maybe it can also help fix some of the problems as well. Let me know what you find out.

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  13. areginaldwattsComment by areginaldwatts
    October 21, 2011 @ 11:43 am

    This is nothing short of atrocious. He, and others like him should be forced to go to work and lose their banefits. Plus they should be made to pay back the system that was so very overgenerous.
    I have a good friend who has a Down’s syndorme child, who is now an adult . This young man works in a grocery store arranging produce. And, in spite of his problems, is a fine, proper and courteous young man. Much more productive than the leach described in this article. If he can do it so can this lazy lump of l humanity!

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    • wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
      October 21, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

      I’d call him a lump of something else because it looks like he resigned from the human race.

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  14. AMVoterComment by AMVoter
    October 21, 2011 @ 12:08 pm

    This is outrageous!  Those who approved him  scamming the system should lose their jobs, and he needs a good kick in the seat of his diape to get out and start earning his own way.  I know people who have real disabilities and they have been turned down.

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  15. jenerseaComment by jenersea
    October 21, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    Just like a bunch of others like him on welfare, getting money for nothing.  Everyone who gets money should be required to do work for it.  This bum has proven that he can work. He could make furniture for his money.  Who cares if he wants to regress back to his baby days, long as he works for the money he can do so. No work, no pay, no pay, no food.  Looks like Hawg Boy likes to eat to me.  He will start working when the eats are cut out.

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    • ConnieComment by Connie
      October 21, 2011 @ 10:09 pm

      I’d like to know if he can pass a drug test.  Personally, I believe everyone on the dole should, bi-weekly, or no more moolaa. 

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  16. ConnieComment by Connie
    October 21, 2011 @ 1:30 pm

    He, like all those who scam the system (including welfare) need a good swift kick via the government department which allows this.  Ditto with welfare for illegal aliens.  It’s time to take much of the control away from the government workers and put it back in the hands of the medical field.  At the same time, doctors who approve too many for disability need to have their licenses revoked. 

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  17. gunsmokeComment by gunsmoke
    October 21, 2011 @ 1:50 pm

    I just want to point out one thing about Social Security & SSI Benefits….. Nowhere does it say that you cannot work even though you are recieving Benefits from either of these programs…..
    You are limited to how many hours a week allowed and for how long of a period, then you are NO LONGER allowed to continue without Penalties you must PAY back to Social Security or SSI…..
    Look it up, as this is what is in there Guidelines…..from Social Security…..
    Now, I am NOT saying this individual has a right to be doing what is going on, but for him being able to Fend for himself or to build things on his own, does NOT make it that he cannot build or fend for himself illegal…..it is only if he is decieving the Social Security or SSI with his Medical Condition, then and only then action should be taken against him….. I DO NOT like things like this, but if Medically he is accepted and has proven to have these Benefits, then we cannot do much about it….. Lots of individuals may NOT look as if they should benefit from this, but they may have conditions in which we do not know about….. It’s NOT always easily known that individuals have conditions we cannot determine why they should get these benefits…..and Social Security, SSI and Medical Doctors work together in order for individuals to obtain this and it is NOT Easily done…….For the most part, most are Legitimate, but on Rare occassions there are some who try to Defraud our system….. I do hope that when this happens, they will catch the culprits….
    GOD BLESS AMERICA !

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    • onewildmanComment by onewildman
      October 21, 2011 @ 2:24 pm

      Gunsmoke if you think this kind of faking is rare you are being naive. A year ago or so a woman was in court on business of getting more money for her mentally disabled son who was now an adult. She was receiving money for son since he was about 13. He was not able to do for himself according to her. It just so happens the state attorney who worked the case saw the young man going into traffic court. He followed him and what did he see. This mentally disabled unable to care for himself fighting a traffic ticket he received. Needless to say they were both arrested.
       I also met a guy that cleaned yards (junk removal). i found out he was claiming complete disability due to being Bipolar. I turned him to the IRS because he was operating a buisness without a license and paying no tax and getting free money from Uncle Sam. This guy was 30 years old and had been scamming the system. He wasn’t really Bipolar he was hook on Meth.
       
      IMPEACH OBAMA NOW! ! ! !

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  18. JakeComment by Jake
    October 21, 2011 @ 3:45 pm

    I have a very clear idea of where someone could stick his pacifier.  In fact, I’d be happy to insert it myself if someone would kindly remove this idiot’s diaper.

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    • wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
      October 21, 2011 @ 9:38 pm

      Don’t think you’ll get many volunteers, and he just might “get off” on it.

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  19. LardoComment by Lardo
    October 21, 2011 @ 3:52 pm

    And just who do you think little Stanley is most likely to vote for? The conservative who understands that the federal government has no constitutional authority to redistribute the people’s money in this fashion? Or the liberal who believes $860 a month is a small price to pay for the loyalty of an infantile mind.

    And I say that not to give credance to little Stanley’s obvious scam… but to the fact that he has sold away his own liberty to satisfy his laziness. And all he got for it was a lousy $860 a month.

    He may be too dimwitted to grasp this fact… but the government now owns him. Lock… stock… and poppy diaper. He has put himself in the postition of having to cowtow to his “provider”, lest he lose his “nest egg”.

    Now how infantile is that?

    The only winner here is the federal government. Who has purchased his votes… and sent us the bill.

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  20. wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
    October 21, 2011 @ 9:41 pm

     Gnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnaaaaaaaaaaaaaargh.  For those of you that can’t hear me, that’s the sound of me gnashing my teeth.

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  21. AlanComment by Alan
    October 21, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

    My wife is legitimately disabled after working for years.  I saw first hand how hard it is to get SSDI.  The process goes like this:  1.  Apply for SSDI.  2.  You’ll be denied.  No matter how disabled you are, you’ll be denied.  3.  Hire a lawyer and contest it.  4.  Get a hearing.  5.  Collect your SSDI, give the lawyer his cut, collect your back pay.  The problem is that there is a limit to how far back they’ll go retro with the pay (1 year, if I recall correctly) and you’ve been fighting this for over a year.
    After I spent over a year working overtime and sold my house rather than let it go into foreclosure, we barely kept our heads above water.  So my question is, how did this guy get SSDI?   SSDI is there for those that need it, not for scammers!

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  22. RWComment by RW
    October 22, 2011 @ 4:47 am

    I think that this guy’s “disorder” is a sexual fetish gone wild. And considering that the current administration has a record of hiring deviants, like that character (whose name I can’t fully recall) who is a member of the North American Man-Boy Love Association, and was this administration’s “school safety czar,” who is surprised?
     
    The fetish is called “infantilism,” and frankly, sounds disgusting. The more extreme types are like this jackass, and take the fetish as far as possible. This guy is getting paid to live out his fetish 24/7!
     
    It wasn’t until the mid to late 80′s that alcoholism and drug addiction was removed from the list of payable disabilities. Now, we’re venturing into the realm of the truly bizarre and frankly weird!
     
    What’s next?

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    • wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
      October 22, 2011 @ 1:48 pm

      With any luck at all, mass suicide striking across the entire spectrum of the sick and deranged.  Failing that, the only other method in History that succeeded at any level at all was during Germany’s Third Reich, and you folks just don’t strike me as wanting to go to those lengths. 
      The only other thing we could hope for is the Second Coming, and I don’t see that happening any time soon either.
      We could always start up Black Magic Cults and use them for human sacrifice I suppose, but that’s not too popular either.  And you never know, The Fallen One might even reject them for trying to screw up Hell.  

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  23. trexComment by trex
    October 22, 2011 @ 9:55 am

    Most government hand out programs have an entire industry that has developed to serve the program.  For SSDI everything from the family practician to he makers of “Hover-round”, psychiatrists and big pharma, ambulance chasers to bankruptcy lawyers, all know how to get a slice of the pie doled out by automatons who take the application.

    Dr. Coburn may be able to cite specific cases that raise the ire of the public but he’ll go nowhere bringing any fundamental change to SSDI. Like all the other government teats, there are too many special interests and lobbyists who will guarantee the milk keeps flowing.  Coburn will go down the pike before they will.

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    • wonderwarthogComment by wonderwarthog
      October 22, 2011 @ 2:30 pm

      True, disgusting and aberrational but true.  It really irks me to the point of wanting to take the law into my own hands when the TV commercials at night come out with Sexual aids for Geezers.  And they tout the fact that “you’ll pay absolutely nothing because we’re covered by medicare.”  Gimme a BREAK!  If you just have to get laid, pay for it yourself like you did all your life anyway.  This is NOT a “serious problem”, it’s an individual choice!  NOBODY but me EVER paid (one way or another) for any of the individual choices I made when I was working, and I won’t ask them to start now.  I have sent faxes to all the members of “The Gang of Twelve” stating that how I feel on THEIR baloney, and will contact my own Congresspeople also.  

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  24. chiefdavisComment by chiefdavis
    October 24, 2011 @ 8:32 pm

    Like wonderwarthog and bassman, I am receiving SSDI.  I am also a 100% permanently and totally disabled veteran who served over 33 years in uniform.  I was appalled to hear and see this FAT *** is receiving SSDI.  He is apparently very capable of performing some type of work, especially in woodworking.  It took a lot of badgering from my better half, my lovely bride of 42 years, for me to even apply for SSDI.  I did’nt want to admit I was disabled and unable to perform activities that I had done for years.  I was fortunate that I was approved the first time after having submitting documentation from  the Department of Veterans Affairs.  I suffer chronic pain along with several other major maladies.  I’m embarassed having to rely on someone else.  This lard *** doofus decides he’s going to be a baby on your and my dime.  He’s a sick puppy, as is anyone who plays along with him.  There are quite a few fakers like him receiving benefits because they’re too lazy to work and lied on their applications and are supported by enablers, while others who truely need it are denied.  What has this great nation become?  Reform is needed now.  NOBAMA 2012!

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    • bassmanComment by bassman
      October 26, 2011 @ 1:29 am

      Chief: Like you, it took my wife YEARS of ”badgering” me, as you so eloquently put it, along with the same badgering from two of my “umpteen” doctors, namely my Rheumatologist and PCP, and a comment/discussion I couldn’t possibly forget from the orthopedic surgeon who did my first knee scope back in ’98, taped it as they sometimes did back then, and THEN showed me the tape at my follow up appt. 
        The massive amount of calcium deposits not only my joint(s) but he even took the camera up my leg somehow, discovering more muscle and soft tissue that was literally COVERED with the very ”pretty,” if you can imagine THAT being “pretty.” (like a bunch of little diamonds on a red/pink background) Then he tried to scrape some of it off with what I can only describe as a “router.” That’s coming from the son of a carpenter. It didn’t work and he ended up taking too much “good” soft tissue but…..credit for trying. This is the source of what I now call my “BODY THROB.” The condition is so hard to explain to doctors, let alone how bad the non-treatable pain is. This ortho told me to show this video to every doctor I had, and would ever see. Wouldn’t you know it, before I could make copies of this tape, I had an appointment with my Rheumy, and he kind of laughed when I said I had a tape he HAD to see, as the surgeon was adamant that ALL my doctors see the tape so they would understand what’s happening inside my body. So I left the tape in the very capable, (I thought) hands of my Rheumatologist. I called many weeks later, giving plenty of time for the busiest doctor I’ve ever known to view said tape, and said I’d be by to pick up the tape. “Okie Dokie, the receptionist said, as she usually does when I call. When I got there they couldn’t find it. It was “lost.”
      I tried to explain to the doc how important this tape was, as I’d failed to copy it (YES, MY FAULT…..)but got a reaction from a doctor who had always been very compassionate, listened to my input and actually considered my point of view on treatment options, and ‘allowed’ me to be involved in decisions concerning my treatment.(something most doctors do not do-it’s usually: try this drug and see ya in 3 months)
      He acted as if the loss of the tape was no big deal. I told him to look for the tape and explained it’s importance, which he’d see once he viewed it and to call my orthopedist if he couldn’t find the tape soon, and I’d call him soon.   
      And worse luck, which as a Christian don’t much believe in, the ortho was a very compassionate man, but also older, and retiring soon, (I may have even been his very lst patient, as it appeared to me anyway) which I did not know or I’d have been more “on top of getting a replacement tape” before he took off for Florida, or where ever. No one seemed to know, and what’s worse, they didn’t seem to know, (or maybe just didn’t care?) how to get to his records, which seemed to just vanish with him. I thought surely the hospital would have them, or SOMEBODY would know how to get them! Right? I tried and tried to find him and/or his records as he surely had a copy of the tape, I’d think, but I gave up after about a year or so of phone calls and even going to the hospital and talking to whom ever I could, as high up as I could get!. Sorry about the length, but I could never make this up and felt it needed to be explained, but maybe not here. Sorry for the wrong venue for this part of the post, but…..
      So I never got the tape, needless to say.  
        
      I now have the hardest time trying to explain this particular part of my overall condition to my doctors, all but two are new from back in ’98 to now. Most are in actual disbelief, if they even understand when I tell them about my rare form of “Pseudo Gout,” which is what this is called. Yes, it has a name! But it usually stays in the joint area but the ortho told me this could possibly be throughout my whole body! Needless to say, I cannot take Calcium supplements but have tried just to prove to myself the condition IS indeed what I was told by this genius of an orthopedic surgeon. 3 days exactly after starting Calcium, my pain level sky-rockets, and I stop taking it and a week or so later my pain level comes back down, slowly, but never to the point it was before I did the “experiment.” So, I stay away from calcium. I DO wonder why I don’t have more kidney stones than I do? I’ll consider myself blessed there. OK. I’m done with that subject folks. Hold the applause………(LOL)

      Now, Dave: Looking into the fraud is a great start. But it could backfire too. It could possibly, if not “probably” get some of those disabled people, and again…..possibly/probably cause many of those people who worked hard for years to get their legitimate SSDI claims granted in the first place, just to have them snatched away from them,causing them to start all over again, while illegal aliens continue to get what is NOT theirs and should NOT be coming to them! I’ll never understand how claims can be granted to those illegals who have never legally worked in this country, let alone pay money into the trust accounts they are getting monthly checks from.The illegals seem to get granted right away, first try (is the government afraid of these people or what?) while those who worked for 30, or even 40 years get turned down, almost automatically on their first attempt to collect deserving benefits they paid for. FDR made the law and Congress passed it, not anyone else, so it IS indeed a retirement plan, and disability insurance because that’s how the program was written, and Thank God for that. I’m glad I had no choice but to have the money taken out of my paychecks starting at age 15, for me. So…….
      Social Security and Medicare Trusts. Trust Accounts that don’t exist, in all actuality!
      It’s just part of the government treasury. (however that actually works? Does anybody REALLY know?) 
      No actual ”TRUST ACCOUNT” put aside, or better yet, in an interest bearing account like it once was till some Senator or House Representative got the bright idea to do away with that system so they could rob said “trust” for “another” VERY important project! Project? NOT EVEN, and WITH OUR MONEY? It is criminal at the very least!  
      Sorry for being so long winded. I realize the first 3/4ths of this post should have gone on a chronic pain forum.
      Again, sorry it came out the way it did, but that particular problem “I” have takes a lot of words to explain.  

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  25. funscouter120Comment by funscouter120
    October 27, 2011 @ 12:20 pm

    I have to say this is an outrage.  This guy needs a serious wake up call by losing his benefits and therapy. 

    I was abused as a child by three men in my family.  These events had a tremendous impact on my life.  I have PTSD, have suffered depression, etc…  I sought help through the Lord Jesus Christ and therapists.  I would never use what occured as a youth keep me frommy full potentional that God has given me.  I realize that everyone handles traumatic events differtently, but this guy has been allowed to work the system and not be responsible for himself.  My goodness having an caretaker rock him and feed him with a bottle. 

    Whoever approved his benefits needs to be fired.  To allow someone who is perfectly capable of working remain on SSI is a travesty.  This man is apparently very capable of designing and making furniture for large individuals.  He has a good trade that he could turn into a business.  The Social Security Adminstration should require hiim to seek help with lifeskills and self esteem, so that he can use his abilities to become a productive citizen, not a burden on our system. 

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