So mr varney were faking it? well I don’t get social security because I am able to earn a living with freelance writing and restaurant consulting, but I qualify. I have epilepsy, neuro spasticity, spinal cord injury at c6 and c7and l3 and l4, PTSD, and so much more.
I could list the names of over 100 people who are not faking ot and each off those could list another 100 each and so on.
Mr varney you are a fool and a hate monger, last time your news service did a story on “fake service dogs” zeus my legal service dog and I were assaulted and thrown out of a restaurant and suddenly every republican who drinks your venemous Koolaid that passes for news was an expert on who had a fake dog and who had the real thing. Now because of you every waiter and busboy will suddenly be a neurologist and know my spinal cord injury is fake ,not because they have a medical degree but because they have cable? People like you are the fakes you are an insult to good journalism everywhere.
the pics above are just some of us who live with some form of diagnosis or disability that makes living in what society calls a normal manner impossible so we choose extraordinary were not weak were not fake we simply deserve our right of disability benefits not all of us claim them but if we do mr varney stay the hell out of it it’s our right.
Fox News and their hosts are on the attack again, this time accusing recipients of Social Security disability of faking it to receive benefits.
During a recent episode of the Fox News show “Fox and Friends.” co-host Steve Doocy spoke with Fox Business host Stuart Varney. During the conversation, Doocy asked whether Varney believed that more Americans were becoming disabled or if there were more people trying to milk the government out of more entitlements.
“”Are there simply more people who are becoming disabled, or are more people just simply becoming desperate?” ”
Varney responded, claiming that more Americans where becoming comfortable with the “entitlement society,” putting much of the blame of President Obama and his job creation programs.
“”I think it’s the latter. A lot of people are taking the disability option. We’ve got almost 11 million people in total now on Social Security disability. That is greater than the population of Greece. That is greater than the population of Tunisia. That is an all time record high. 10.988 million people on disability. Here is what happens. You get into your 40s and 50s, you’re out of work, you’ve exhausted your benefits. What are your options? You can’t get a job so you go on disability. That is an option. I can put it that way in this day and age. It is an option. The fact that you have nearly 11 million on disability is a mark of the failure of President Obama’s job creation program. If we were creating jobs the way we used to create jobs, you wouldn’t have this disability, dependency problem.” ”
Despite the rhetoric from Fox News and others in the right-wing media, five times as many Americans have a disability compared to those who actually receive disability benefits. According the Social Security Administration and the United States Census Bureau, while 1 in 25 Americans currently receive disability benefits, nearly 57 million Americans, 1 in 5, have a disability. Varney described Social Security disability as an “option,” as if it were another job to choose from. The majority of Americans who receive disability checks do so because they can’t work, not because they choose not to.
Varney also took shots at President Obama’s ability to produce an economy that is creating jobs, but he is lacking factual information. Under President Obama, the private sector has created jobs for 45 straight months, producing 8 million news jobs in the process