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Old 11-21-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Southcentral Kansas
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Default A Ford dealer's report

Snopes says the Town Crier newspaper is a liar in that this just couldn't have happened according to them.

The Dubuque Town Crier - http://www.towncrierdubuque.com
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Old 11-21-2012, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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Well if it's in the Dubuque Town Crier then it must be true.

By the way, it's not a newspaper. It's a blog-- and one that allows you to immediately evaluate its credibility by including a section on Agenda 21....
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:57 AM
 
Location: California
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SNOPES said it didn't happen because it didn't. It's a conservatives fantasy and apparently every one of them has "heard" about this exact convo, touching on ALL the possible government programs of course, at the dealership, beauty parlor, supermarket (of course they see them buying lobster with food stamps then follow them out to see them getting into a brand new Escalade..it's always an Escalade), and any number of other places. All the info is offered up freely by the "deadbeat" to the astonishment of the "witness". Do you think this is true as reported or do you think it's a mashup of ideas put together to tell a story? The only twist here is that it's a Ford...lol.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:01 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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Well if it's in the Dubuque Town Crier then it must be true.

By the way, it's not a newspaper. It's a blog-- and one that allows you to immediately evaluate its credibility by including a section on Agenda 21....
So is Snopes.
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:09 AM
 
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If I were getting that much money a month I would certainly go more upscale than a Ford Focus. In the words of a former K C Chiefs coach, "I call BS."
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:10 AM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Pure BS.

For starters SSDI is calculated as a percentage of your income so there is no way she would be bringing in more on SSDI than she did employed. Second a single person would not get $700 a month on an EBT card. At a church I worked at our food program accepted EBT, a single person might get $250 a month - if they were lucky (many times much less). Finally when you are on SSDI you don't get extra for rent, you are expected to pay for your rent and other living expenses out of your SSDI.

Can't believe people actually believe this stuff.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:26 AM
 
Location: NY & Fl
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Pure BS.

For starters SSDI is calculated as a percentage of your income so there is no way she would be bringing in more on SSDI than she did employed. Second a single person would not get $700 a month on an EBT card. At a church I worked at our food program accepted EBT, a single person might get $250 a month - if they were lucky (many times much less). Finally when you are on SSDI you don't get extra for rent, you are expected to pay for your rent and other living expenses out of your SSDI.

Can't believe people actually believe this stuff.
It's possible to end up with more than your original salary under certain circumstances....having been paid lower than the median

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Disability Benefits

Even if that wasn't the case, she could still come out ahead of the working game.
Keep in mind that this is tax free and many many people incurred costs of working.....clothes, transportation,lunch out, childcare,etc that they may end up with more pocket money than they did working.
The article did not say she was single/childless. If not, she may have been getting that much in food stamps.
She also could have qualified for Section 8 housing which would account for the amount stated for rent.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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It's possible to end up with more than your original salary under certain circumstances....having been paid lower than the median

Scroll down to see about median salary
Disability Benefits

Even if that wasn't the case, she could still come out ahead of the working game.
Keep in mind that this is tax free and many many people incurred costs of working.....clothes, transportation,lunch out, childcare,etc that they may end up with more pocket money than they did working.
The article did not say she was single/childless. If not, she may have been getting that much in food stamps.
She also could have qualified for Section 8 housing which would account for the amount stated for rent.
Not only that, but some continue to work even with receiving SS disability and food stamps. They try to find jobs that pay cash so they don't get caught. Jobs like lawn care, housekeeping, hair care, and some construction are examples of cash paying jobs. My neighbor was doing this. She collects disability for her back but was working cleaning offices and getting paid cash so she never reported her other income to SS nor the IRS.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:44 AM
 
Location: NY & Fl
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Not only that, but some continue to work even with receiving SS disability and food stamps. They try to find jobs that pay cash so they don't get caught. Jobs like lawn care, housekeeping, hair care, and some construction are examples of cash paying jobs. My neighbor was doing this. She collects disability for her back but was working cleaning offices and getting paid cash so she never reported her other income to SS nor the IRS.
Don't even have to do it under the table.
"
Special rules allow you to work temporarily without losing your monthly Social Security disability benefits. For example, our trial work period allows you to test your ability to work for at least nine months without losing benefits. As long as you remain disabled, you can get full Social Security disability benefits during those nine monthly no matter how much you earn.

After your nine-month trial work period, we still provide a safety net that allows you to work another three years risk free. During those three years, you can work and still receive benefits for any month in which your earnings do not exceed these limits:
  • $1,690 for blind individuals; or
  • $1,010 a month if you are not blind."
Working and receiving Social Security disability benefits
3 years should be plenty of time to pay off a car.
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Old 11-22-2012, 05:49 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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And don't forget all the help they get from disability lawyers. They're all over TV offering to help you get SS declare you disabled. They try to get you as much disability payments as possible because they're getting a share of that money. When my wife's spine got much worse, thankfully she didn't need one of those schisters. Her X-ray, MRI, and nerve conductivity test were proof she wasn't faking and her condition is getting worse.

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Don't even have to do it under the table.
"
Special rules allow you to work temporarily without losing your monthly Social Security disability benefits. For example, our trial work period allows you to test your ability to work for at least nine months without losing benefits. As long as you remain disabled, you can get full Social Security disability benefits during those nine monthly no matter how much you earn.

After your nine-month trial work period, we still provide a safety net that allows you to work another three years risk free. During those three years, you can work and still receive benefits for any month in which your earnings do not exceed these limits:
  • $1,690 for blind individuals; or
  • $1,010 a month if you are not blind."
Working and receiving Social Security disability benefits
3 years should be plenty of time to pay off a car.
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