To the Editor,
I am writing this letter because I am very concerned about the large number of people who are being classified as “disabled.” Every time I go to Walmart or Food Lion, I notice folks taking the premium parking spots and walking in to get their goods. They are not disabled. So, who did they pay or how did they get those parking permits?
More importantly, as a property owner/renter I am having an onslaught of people apply for rentals who declare they are disabled That is their income!
One gal, 27, told me she had post traumatic stress disorder. Now this woman is getting $900 a month for life. She, under questioning, said, “Well my parents were divorced and I was in the middle.” Oh, how tragic! So are 50 percent of us.
Another man who rented from me was 29. He receives $2,400 a month for life. Seems he fell from a roof while building a house. Spent months in a hospital. I asked him about his new car, and he confessed it was a convertible. OK, taxpayer problem.
Last week a woman applied for a condo. She and her eight-year fianceé were both disabled. On her application she stated she was 49, and he was 50. When I inquired more, she had an irregular heart beat, and he had asthma. Wow, that sounds like taxpayers should pay her rent, don’t you agree?
Listen, I’m ending this but when I see TV ads from lawyers inviting folks to come to them to get disability, saying ” if we don’t win, you don’t pay,!” I get sick.