Tuesday, September 13, 2011 5:40:08 AM
@Oystah, I have no idea what the benefits for disability are in America, but the problem isn't in giving disabled people what they need to live, the problem comes from , as you mention, doctors who are too willing to sign off on it. Cutting back on benefits will only hurt people who really need it.
Monday, September 12, 2011 6:47:53 AM
@DirtySteve - Calm down - when did I ever say I was an expert on anything? It's just my personal opinion. But I can tell you, right this second, I could go to my doctor and get a leave of absence from my job due to mental stress. You can get Xanax, Prozac and Wellbutrin without anything more than an office visit. When the benefits being offered for being mentally disabled are roughly the same as a 40 hour minimum wage job, where`s the incentive?
Monday, September 12, 2011 6:34:16 AM
@Fleaman - if your brother had a doctor that didn't consider COPD a disability, he should have seen another doctor. And if you haven`t found a "decent" job in 15 years because you didn`t go to college - how about two okay jobs? I worked full-time at a crappy job during the week and a part-time job on the weekends, and went to school at night four nights a week four seven years. It can be done - it wasn`t easy, but it can be done.
Saturday, September 10, 2011 7:09:48 AM
@Oystah Good to see an expert on disability here. Do you really think people with mental disabilities are having a great life full of 'free shizz`? The reason people are getting diagnosed with these problems more, is that we`re slowly starting to accept that these problems are real, and have often been misdiagnosed. You`re reaction is the typical unsustainable, poorly though out poo we see on internet forums.
Saturday, September 10, 2011 4:45:36 AM
@Oystah my brother has COPD, he is only 30 (now) but when he started trying to get on disability because he couldnt work/pay for the expensive meds he needs to survive, the doctors said EXACTLY what you are saying. that he is fine, he has nothing wrong with him. he should quit being a pussy and start working harder. the following year his lungs collapsed and he almost died. he has been disabled since. just because you THINK you know everything doesnt mean you DO. ive been looking for a decent job for over 15 years, but because i didnt go to college i cant get one, now what are you gonna say? that im not trying hard enough? blow it out your ass.