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This type of nonsense is why you have to say no to tax increases

Taken from Thursday's edition of The Dori Monson Show.

I've been talking a lot this week about what a deadbeat nation we've become. We have 11 million people on disability in America. That is more than the entire population of Greece just collecting a paycheck in our country.

Now are there legitimately disabled people in America? Do they deserve a monthly paycheck? Sure, if they're legitimately disabled from a non-job injury. But I believe that most people collecting disability are deadbeats. And by most I don't know if it's 51 percent or 70 percent, but I think most are deadbeats.

And I'm not sure about this ex-Seattle firefighter, but the State Supreme Court has just upheld $12.75 million that was awarded to former Seattle firefighter Mark Jones.

Mark Jones was going to the bathroom in the middle of the night at his fire station. He walked through the wrong door when going to the bathroom and fell through the fire-pole hole. He suffered a head injury, broken ribs, fractures, and bladder and liver injuries. He claimed his injuries left him unable to work.

What left his claim challenged by many people is the City of Seattle, which was going to have to pay this $12 million he was seeking, hired a private investigator who got video of Mark Jones playing horseshoes, doing a pirouette, and twerking. I don't know if they had twerking back then, but he was doing a hip-swivel celebration dance after he threw a horseshoe. They had video of him chopping wood. He simply didn't look disabled.

Jones' attorney says that he truly is disabled; that he has all kinds of cognitive problems, no judgment, a horrible memory, and can't find direction. But again, how was he injured in the first place? He was going to the bathroom in the middle of the night, walked through the wrong door. Wouldn't you orient yourself to the fire station in which you work? He falls through the fire-pole hole.

The $12 million judgment was upheld by the State Supreme Court. I don't know, he might be legitimately disabled. I don't know anything beyond what I've seen on the video. He does not look disabled in the video.

Then we have another story along those lines of a police officer, Christopher Onesti. He's 35 years old. Five years ago, when he was 29, he filed a disability retirement from the New Jersey Transit Police.

Did you hear what happened to this poor guy when he was 29 years old - to become disabled? You know cops, they lay their lives down every single day for us. And this guy, he was stapling a flier to a bulletin board when he accidentally stapled his finger. He said, ooh that's my trigger finger, so he found a doctor that concluded he would not be able to apprehend or arrest a suspect or shoot a weapon because he had stapled his finger. So he said, I'm disabled, pay me.

So this guy, who stapled his finger when he was 29 years old, will collect $45,000 a year tax free for the rest of his life. If he lives to be 80 years old, that will be $2 million that he will collect - $2 million because he stapled his finger.

After the accident, they also got undercover video of Onesti shooting a gun.

Onesti admitted to a reporter his injury wasn't that serious. When the reporter asked if he thought he deserved the payments for the rest of his life, Onesti said, "I wouldn't say it's necessarily a question of deserve, it's what does the law say."

We are a deadbeat nation. We have these so-called public officials who think nothing about ripping us off for $2 million over the course of their life.

I am begging you. I don't care if you are the most far-left liberal in the world, how can you justify ratcheting up taxes when you hear about nonsense like this in the government system? How can the most extreme lefty say, yeah we need to raise taxes to fund government when you hear that stuff like this goes on in government? Please say no every time they come to you for a tax increase for anything. Say no until stories like this end.

Taken from Thursday's edition of The Dori Monson Show.

Related:
High court upholds $12.75 million award to 'dancing' Seattle firefighter

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