Here’s another thing that rubs me the wrong way, and I want your opinion. About a year or so ago I went to a visitation at a funeral home. There I saw a middle aged man that I knew was living with his unmarried girlfriend and her retired parents. He has a reputation for not working. So I approached him very friendly like and asked, “Where are you working now?” He replied, “Nowhere right now. I’m waiting on my disability.” He was waiting on his disability!
Now, I understand that there are those who cannot work because of a physical or mental disability. That is not their fault and the rest of society should step in and financially assist them. But there was absolutely nothing wrong with this man except he was lazy. And his working girlfriend and her parents were carrying him. His hope was that someday the rest of us taxpayers would step in and carry him, as well. Now, that makes me mad!
I know hard working people in our church that would be approved for disability if they chose to apply, but they don’t; they would rather work for their living, and I respect them for that. But I also know people who are today receiving government disability checks who could work alongside any of us. There is something wrong with this picture.
What are your opinions about this? Is government disability a good thing or a bad thing? How can it be fixed?