Tag: disability

hands off my benefits

States Find Cash Cow: It Is Impoverished Kids in Foster Care, Hooray!

If you are a child in foster care, things are probably not going your way. You're not living with your parents, and a state agency is in charge of you. You're probably very poor, and maybe you are disabled....

Former New York Cops Charged With So Much 9/11 Disability Fraud

Over 100 former New York City employees, mostly police, have been charged in a huge scheme to collect undeserved disability benefits, many of them claiming they were suffering from psychological effects of the 9/11 attacks. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus...

Arizona Wimps Out, Decides Not To Starve Poors During Shutdown After All

In what has to be a disappointment to Fox News viewers everywhere, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has reversed the state's plan to not issue welfare checks during the government shutdown, bringing to an end Arizona's distinction of being the...

Millions of Jobless Americans Filing For Disability To Get Food, Medicine

Social Security is in "trouble" because wealthy people aren't required by the government to actually pay their share into the national program, and also because Congress has been "borrowing" billions of dollars that working people have paid into the...

Wonkette Exclusive: Joe Miller Runs Screeching From Simple Question

Alaskan Senate hopeful and semi-bearded teabagger Joe Miller literally ran away from a question about his disabled-veteran status during last night's "Meet and Greet" session in Anchorage. In a roomful of 50 people -- most supporters and well wishers...