The California man who lives part of his life as an “adult baby” and collects Social Security disability payments says the federal agency has cleared him of wrongdoing and will continue sending checks.
Stanley Thornton Jr. now wants an apology from Sen. Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Republican who called for the benefit review because the investigation disrupted the final months of life for his roommate Sandra Dias, who playacted as his mother, spoon-feeding him and helping him into his baby clothes until her death in July.
“We recently reviewed the evidence in your Social Security disability claim and find that your disability is continuing,” the agency said in an August letter that Mr. Thornton posted on the website he maintains to document his adult baby lifestyle.
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John Hart, a spokesman for Mr. Coburn, said Tuesday that the senator, who is also a medical doctor, is still puzzled by how “a grown man who is able to design and build adult-sized baby furniture is eligible for disability benefits.”
James O'Keefe has shown in the past how easy it is to apply for benefits with SSI in the past so it's not that difficult get approved. Make up some pretend mental trauma like wanting to live like an adult baby and get free tax payer money.
Sen. Coburn better stand firm on this and not write an apology.
SSI is run by Social Security and pays benefits to aged, blind and disabled people who have little or no income. The funds are paid out of general taxpayer revenues, not from payroll taxes.
Anyway, reasons like this keep reminding me that we as a nation are in it's twilight years. If no elected leader can stand up to an adult baby, what hope is there for the tough decisions regarding the budget the that will need to be made soon?
Previously: This Is Disturbing On So Many Levels.