Should adult babies collect SSI?

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    Give me my govt. cheese or the baby gets it!!!!

    This shit has got to stop. I know of several people who are on permanent disability. They take care of their homes, their children, shop, go to the beach, etc. But for some reason, they can never work again. :doubt:
     
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    I am on permanent disability. I suffer from severe depression. When I used to work I would have to go to the Hospital 2 to 3 times a year and missed a lot of work due to depression. On disability I have only been to the hospital once in 11 years.

    Some disabilities are not as easily seen as others.

    Social Security considers me incompetent to run my affairs as well, my wife collects my disability. I still drive and can shop. I can not really pay the bills though the depression from doing that gets me to a point where I don't do it. Probably why they judged me fiscally incompetent.

    VA rates me at 70 percent but pays me at the 100 percent rate as I am unemployable.
     
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    I know of a father who suffered a major heart attack in his 30's. He was deemed "unemployable" and collects SSI. Ten years later, he is a recluse, who has gained 100 pounds and chain smokes. Not too good for his heart I imagine.

    There is a quality of life issue here. I believe if this guy was working, he would be happier and would be a better role model to his children. Even if he doesn't live to 80. Dependence breeds depression in my opinion. Just my 2 cents.
     
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    SSI doesn't exist so people can lead depraved and bizarre lifestyles (as the couple in the OP). Let them do what they like at home but they can support themselves.
     
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    They are investigating his "mommy" as well. She's a registered nurse who is collecting. Good for Coburn. Time to expose the fraudsters. Even if it's only 10 percent - that's a lotta cash.
     
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    I am always bewildered by the indignation over some people's behavior and the excuses for others. Surely there are more important and substantive problems than this one.


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    See Scripture Commentary: Matthew 9:36 explains Jesus' compassion for suffering." Bible Definition of Compassion | Access-Jesus.com
     
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    How the hell is a man who doesn't want to work so he can suck a bottle "suffering"?
     
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    If the wealth of society is measured by the way they care for their weakest members, then the USA deserves a Gold Medal. Ours is a Nation of abundance, where both the lazy and the disabled benefit until......

    ....the trough runs dry, then they all are loaded into boxcars headed for the nearest incinerator, along with everyone else (mostly innocents) who can be blamed for the nation's excesses.

    THis eventuality is what The Senator from Oklahoma is trying to prevent: IMHO he's fighting an uphill battle against human nature.
     
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    Sorry, I'm with the Cons on this one. This is totally ridiculous and you have to draw the line somewhere. I have a son collecting SS who really is disabled, unlike this guy.
     
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    RIght,there's are thousands of adults babies doing this, its a massive problem

    Sorry I didn't know disabled people weren't allowed at the beach or to shop.

    Disability is determined by whether or not you can continue to work in your profession. An oil rig worker who throws out his back is more likely to get disability than a scientist who throws out his back for instance.
     
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