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November 20, 2010

The Terrible, Awful Truth About Supplemental Security Income

Of course it's a scam. It always has been a scam. The Last Psychiatrist gives you the details.
"That's not how it works for me!" ...you might say, which brings us to the whole point: it's not for you. It is for the entire class of people we label as poor, about whom comic Greg Geraldo joked: "it's easy to forget there's so much poverty in the United States, because the poor people look just like black people." Include inner city whites and hispanics, and this is how the government fights the War On Poverty.

In the inner cities, the system is completely automated. Poor person rolls in to the clinic, fills out the paperwork (doc signs a stack of them at the end of the day), he sees a therapist therapist, a doctor, /- medications, and gets his benefits. There's no accountability, at all. I have never once been asked by the government whether the person deserved the money, the basis for my diagnosis-- they don't audit the charts, all that exists is my sig on a two page form. The system just is.

Posted by Vanderleun at November 20, 2010 2:37 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

Your Say

Questioning that assumption of need makes you a RACIST. All caps, shouted from the roof tops and down the alleys.

Then the Man comes to see why you can't work within the system; your taxes get audited to "adjust" your thinking and that's how the scales fall from your eyes.

Posted by: Vermont Woodchuck at November 21, 2010 8:12 AM

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