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May 08 2012

The Shadow Welfare State

As the USA degenerates into socialism, the number of Americans coercively living off others through the magic of disability has been exploding almost as fast as the food stamp rolls:

shadow-welfare-state

What happens when the takers outnumber the makers by a wide enough margin to determine the course of government? When Greece and soon afterward France collapse into our arms we’ll know.

On a tip from AC.

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  • lucky13

    Thank’s for nothing Dave. When you get cancer and loose everything that you have worked your entire life for, while fighting your illness over several years, The economy tanks. Then people like Dave make everyone hate you and hope you pass on. There is nothing like being placed into the same group of people that fake their illness. When I am suffering greatly, all of the hate makes me feel sorry for those who know not what they do. Dave, thanks for nothing.

  • TED

    Spike This.

    lucky13 says: May 8, 2012 at 9:04 am

    You lying asshole.

  • TED

    You know pretending to be a victim just to attack Dave is really low you liberal scum!!

  • dan

    I wish I received on disability what those Muslim concubines receive to raise their little muzzie bastards.
    That’s where a large part of the aid to women goes….and that’s not counting the anchor babies from Mexico.
    Am I thankful they didn’t take me out and shoot me when I went lame…well some days when the pain isn’t too bad I’m thankful…but most days I wish I could have gone quick in the wreck.Just livin’ the high-life,here.

  • TED
  • Dr. 9

    Gee, do you think having a Marxist administration in power, one that not only favors the “victims”, but encourages them to become “victims”, has anything to do with the rapid and totally unnatural rise in disability claims? And, might that same Marxist administration have quietly sent word down the chain that the requirements for disability benefits be, well, kinda like, ignored when it comes to “certain” groups of people? Hmmm…

  • metalgarth

    Hey Lucky13, I’m as rich as the Koch brothers and George Soros put together. I’ll make a deposit into your bank account, just email me the number and routing number.

    See anyone can claim to be anything on the internet.

  • Bo Jangles

    Did you hear half the people in this country, and hundreds-of-millions of others around the world, laughing at you on April 15th, or everytime you look at your paycheck?

  • AC

    Thank’s for nothing Dave. When you get cancer and loose everything that you have worked your entire life for, while fighting your illness over several years, The economy tanks. Then people like Dave make everyone hate you and hope you pass on. There is nothing like being placed into the same group of people that fake their illness. When I am suffering greatly, all of the hate makes me feel sorry for those who know not what they do. Dave, thanks for nothing.

    With the miracles of modern medicine, disability rates should be going down.

    Instead, they’re headed into the stratosphere.

    The change in disability enrollment is evidence of widespread mooching. The rates of physical disabilities have not been rising at the alarming pace depicted by the chart.

  • geeknerd

    Just once I’d like one of the people “entitled” to our tax money would say “thank you” to all those people who still work and are forced to pay taxes

  • Sam Adams

    “When you get cancer and loose everything that you have worked your entire life for, while fighting your illness over several years, The economy tanks. Then people like Dave make everyone hate you and hope you pass on. There is nothing like being placed into the same group of people that fake their illness.”
    __________

    Dave doesn’t foment hate for anyone/everyone on disability. Some need it; some don’t. Are you going to suggest that everyone receiving disability is equally desperate as you apparently are?

    And how would you suggest separating those that need it from those who don’t?

  • Sam Adams

    geeknerd says:
    May 8, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Just once I’d like one of the people “entitled” to our tax money would say “thank you” to all those people who still work and are forced to pay taxes
    ___________

    That is the difference between government-provided welfare and welfare provided by churches, charities, and individuals. When welfare is close to home, those who give can see that their money is going to someone in need, and generally they would like to do more. Those who receive can thank those who helped them. They also know that, if they are not truly in need, that support is sooner or later going to stop.

  • http://twitter.com/TheWrightWingv2 TheWrightWing

    Hope & Change: The Ph.D. Now Comes With Food Stamps

    http://chronicle.com/article/From-Graduate-School-to/131795/

  • AC

    Only a fool or a liberal would believe that the incidence of physical disabilities has been following bad economic trends.

    To the leftists, though, it’s as if a million backs suddenly cried out in pain when GEORGE BUUUUUSH! wrecked the economy.

    A leftist would look at the first chart and conclude that thrown out backs and debilitating illnesses are caused by George Bush.

  • Ghost of FA Hayek

    Thank’s for nothing Dave. When you get cancer and loose everything that you have worked your entire life for, while fighting your illness over several years, The economy tanks.
    New Keynesian stimulus program Lucky ?
    You really think those with REAL disabilities wish to have those programs watered down to make room for ingrown toenails ?
    Typical prog
    Lays claim to a big heart, but no brain

  • dan

    AC and geenard….I don’t feel entitled…but the fact that far more people ARE kept alive by modern medicine
    when here to fore they would not have survived is probably close to the truth….but failure to buy insurance or insufficient insurance is another part of the equation…as is the spiraling cost of continued care.

  • Dr. 9

    There are times when the best way to progress, is to go backwards and adopt those ideas again, like the old Southern saying, (and policy)

    “YOU DON’T WORK, YOU DON’T EAT”.

    It worked back then and could work again. Unfortunately, it requires some of the things we lack the most. Will and common sense.

  • dan

    meh, forgot to thank you-all for the appreciated help

    I got hurt after a job interview after having looking for work for 2.5 years….you don’t get hired after you’re middle aged because you’re overqualified in most instances
    or they’re just too lazy to read your multi-paged resume

  • AC

    AC and geenard….I don’t feel entitled…but the fact that far more people ARE kept alive by modern medicine
    when here to fore they would not have survived is probably close to the truth….but failure to buy insurance or insufficient insurance is another part of the equation…as is the spiraling cost of continued care.

    Modern medicine also allows many of those with chronic illness to manage their conditions and return to a somewhat normal life.

    Technology can allow the disabled to work from home or with certain reasonable accommodations not possible even a few decades ago.

    The problem with the left chart is the rate of increase. What is happening is diability is being used as “shadow welfare”, that is, an entitlement for being alive, which society gets to call something other than welfare. Billions in unnecessary payments are being doled out to individuals capable of working and caring for themselves who have instead chosen to elevate a medical problem to a faux disability.

    The disabled are not completely helpless. This paralyzed woman completed the London marathon.

    Many people who are disabled are capable of doing work, but due to an overly permissive entitlement program, instead choose to wallow at home in their own misery.

    My firm sold disability insurance for many years. Disability insurance policies are based on carefully researched actuarial tables. It is no surprise that the most affordable policies are those which pay a livable amount in the event the insured cannot engage in any occupation. The gold-plated Cadillac policies pay a substantial portion of the insured’s salary in the event the insured can no longer perform a like occupation; the cost of those policies is astronomical compared to no-frills disability insurance.

    If you want a good analogy, look at the farce which is the medical marijuana program in California. The program was originally intended for those with cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, chronic pain, etc., however the program has since been usurped by anyone who can claim headaches or backaches to a rubber stamping doctor. A punk skateboarder can claim occasional back pain and receive the same treatment as someone dying of terminal cancer.

  • AC

    I’m not maligning the truly disabled. My problem is with those who claim to be disabled because they want a check for not working. These moochers rob taxpayers and take money away from those who are truly disabled, stigmatizing the true victims in the process.

    It happens all the time with private insurance, too, the difference being that private insurance companies can root out the fraud by catching disability cheats. The private insurers also have an incentive to scrutinize applications to ensure that payments are made only to the truly disabled. This keeps premiums low.

    Are you angered by your auto insurance rate? Look no further than the crooks who stage accidents then claim whiplash. Same principle.

  • Sam Adams

    dan says:
    May 8, 2012 at 10:19 am

    meh, forgot to thank you-all for the appreciated help

    I got hurt after a job interview after having looking for work for 2.5 years….you don’t get hired after you’re middle aged because you’re overqualified in most instances
    or they’re just too lazy to read your multi-paged resume
    ___________

    Twice in the past ten years I was looking for a job for an extended time without success. So at 58, the time when many people are looking forward to “retirement” my wife and I bought an existing business, using a rather small 401k to be the down payment.

    One year later, I’m working harder than ever and don’t need to worry about getting someone to look at my resume again.

  • dan

    Good points AC…makes me wish I could work from home,but we’d better ask Dave how that’s workin’for him :)

    more like the greedy boomers have figured that it’s a way too boost their Social Security…which I believe to be an calamity insurance,not a retirement plan

  • dan

    Sam Adams …I’m glad it’s working out. Keep the wifey happy and it’ll go well for you but say goodby to it all
    if she decides she can do better after twenty years…
    not to mention what having you house burn down can do
    when she takes half of insurance AND the business.

  • lucky13

    Prove it Ted. Or better yet, just be yourself and reap what you sow.

  • Sam Adams

    dan says:
    May 8, 2012 at 11:14 am

    Sam Adams …I’m glad it’s working out. Keep the wifey happy and it’ll go well for you but say goodby to it all
    if she decides she can do better after twenty years…
    not to mention what having you house burn down can do
    when she takes half of insurance AND the business.
    ___________

    Married 36 years, she owns 80% of the business, she is my boss and owns several firearms. I’m already working for her…..she occasionally signs my paychecks and deposits them for me.

    My comment is simply “you don’t know what you can do until you try.”

    BTW, I found my opportunity through a business broker (like a real estate broker, but for businesses). A guy had done well for himself and wanted to retire. I helped him to retire. Everyone is happy.

    One thing many folks don’t know is there is little to no safety net for the self employed. Certainly no unemployment insurance (although I pay into that pot). The government really doesn’t want you to find out how to do things for yourself.

  • AC

    Does she have her carry permit?

  • TED
  • Sam Adams

    AC says:
    May 8, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Does she have her carry permit?
    ______________

    Of course. Her biggest problem with carrying is “which one?”

    Personally I think she carries the Airlite just because of the laser sight.

  • IslandLifer

    Lucky13 if the shoe fits wear it. I firmly believe you have that sucker laced and tied in knots. I work in the health care field and my dad is a retired SS worker. It made him sick to see the new guidelines coming all the time for criteria that qualified people for SSDI. If you Fag out and catch AIDS you qualify. Stuff your face with garbage and sit around and do nothing? Qualify. I always look at the demographics and we are in deep in it. This won’t go on very much longer. It’s a game and if you are not preparing now for what is sure to come you are a fool. Warn everyone you can as I believe we all share that responsibility. The rest is up to the individual. It’s going to get very ugly….

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