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DISABILITY: Are disabled people a burden on society?

Letter by Colin Guthrie, Puyallup on June 20, 2011 at 10:21 am | 77 Comments »
June 20, 2011 10:21 am

Re: “The disabled unemployed deserve better” (letter, 6-20).

The letter writer wrote that disabled people are often targets of budget cuts to services they sometimes need. People assume that disabled people are able to work full time and get needed medical through work insurance programs. However, many disabled people are unable to work and often are denied insurance due to their disability.

Comments on the article and letter speak of these people leeching off taxpayers because they “don’t want to work.” A friend of mine is a legal assistant and told me the state of Connecticut only found six people on this program who were able to work when they investigated for fraud in the system.

It is becoming apparent that more and more people think that certain programs are not needed because they feel certain people are a burden on society and it is better for society that genocide be used to rid society of these people.

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