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  1. #1
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    Here's a side issue I didn't see coming....

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...ors_picks=true

    Note the last paragraph about the effects on the unemployment number.

    So who do you think benefits from this?

    Oh, and Corny this is another one of my lies. And this I dedicate to you.
    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the public's own money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaT View Post
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012...ors_picks=true

    Note the last paragraph about the effects on the unemployment number.

    So who do you think benefits from this?

    Oh, and Corny this is another one of my lies. And this I dedicate to you.
    You can file for mental disability, keep your job, it is just an extra paycheck. Guys get somewhere around a thousand bucks or so a month doing this.

    I have restrained from commenting on the matter in the past, but you brought it up.
    "You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me

    "I say we just nuke them from space, that is the only way to be sure". Winch from ALIENS, forgot her name.

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    The article seems to imply that this otherwise necessary system is being used for those running out of unemployment.

    If a person has a real need for any of these 'help me through the bad times programs' then I'm all for it and have been for it. Don't mind my taxes going to that at all.

    But I'm seeing that good hard working Americans are not able to find a job so out of desperation they are applying for this program just as a way to keep food on the table.

    And who knows, some of us may be next.

    But my point is Obama benefits from the folks that are falling off of unemployment numbers as he can brag that he is bring the number down.
    "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the public's own money.
    - Alexis de Toqueville, 1835

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    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaT View Post
    The article seems to imply that this otherwise necessary system is being used for those running out of unemployment.

    If a person has a real need for any of these 'help me through the bad times programs' then I'm all for it and have been for it. Don't mind my taxes going to that at all.

    But I'm seeing that good hard working Americans are not able to find a job so out of desperation they are applying for this program just as a way to keep food on the table.

    And who knows, some of us may be next.

    But my point is Obama benefits from the folks that are falling off of unemployment numbers as he can brag that he is bring the number down.
    It is also being abused by the employed. That was my point.

    Not doubting it is being abused by the unemployed, worthy of a congressional investigation for sure. Some heads need to roll on this one.
    "You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me

    "I say we just nuke them from space, that is the only way to be sure". Winch from ALIENS, forgot her name.

    Service calls submitted after 3PM will be posted the next business day.

    I give free estimates [Wild Ass Guesses] over the phone.

    My front door is locked. For your personal protection.

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    I must be the dumbest person in the country, I never even considered this idea.

    It just so happens I have a hang nail that is killing me, where is that disability office
    I only drink a little, but when I do
    I turn into another person and THAT person drinks a lot

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    I can take care of the hang nail, I printed off a internet doctor diploma and it will only cost you $1000.....cash

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    Here is a link on topic:

    http://www.ssdanswers.com/have-you-w...-collect-ssdi/

    You can tell a lot about the situation by reading the questions posted here.
    "You boys are really making this thing harder than it has to be". Me

    "I say we just nuke them from space, that is the only way to be sure". Winch from ALIENS, forgot her name.

    Service calls submitted after 3PM will be posted the next business day.

    I give free estimates [Wild Ass Guesses] over the phone.

    My front door is locked. For your personal protection.

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    My mother has diabetes, kidney failure, neuropathy, a couple of blown discs in her back as well as degenerative hip problems and is 67 years old....her doctor has repeatedly told her he can't get her on disability. This crap stinks. (did I mention she is still working as a clerk in a quick shop part time?)
    Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience.

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    Its not for people with real needs.....it's for good toadies.
    Tough times don't last...Tough people do.

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