According to a report, more than a 1/3rd of the people on disability are (allegedly) suffering from mental illness! That's over a million people who are getting paid to stay home because they "mood disorders".
To be determined to be suffering a disabling mood disorder, a person must exhibit a combination of factors, including such things as "appetite disturbance with change in weight; or sleep disturbance; or psychomotor agitation or retardation; or decreased energy; or feelings of guilt or worthlessness; or difficulty concentrating or thinking; or thoughts of suicide; or hallucinations, delusions, or paranoid thinking."
Sure there are some serious cases, but was disability ever intended for the anxious or the depressed?
On Wednesday's show, Tom said there are too many Americans with "mood disorders" who are gaming the system by collecting disability! He argued that many of these people can still work and support themselves.
"Aunglee from Sacramento" called in to disagree! She told Tom she suffered from a "bipolar disorder" and needed disability, but he wasn't buying it! Here's what happened:
Do you agree with Tom? Or should he have more compassion for people like Aunglee?