The Story Is A Metaphor For What’s Wrong With America Today
From electing Obama, to the Occupy Wall Street protests, to our huge, overweening government, it all stems from the same problem.
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.
…Mr. Thornton first gained prominence after he appeared on a reality television show and later after Mr. Coburn asked for the Social Security Administration to investigate him. The lawmaker questioned why he was receiving taxpayer-funded Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments, commonly called disability checks, given the woodworking skills he demonstrated in May on the National Geographic channel television show “Taboo.”
…In the program, Mr. Thornton was shown playing in the adult-sized crib he built and seen working to build a wooden highchair. Mr. Coburn asked Social Security’s inspector general to take a closer look at the disability program and Mr. Thornton’s situation in particular to see whether beneficiaries were being paid by taxpayers even though they were able to work.
So, we have an adult baby. An ADULT BABY. He lives off of YOUR TAX DOLLARS. Senator Tom Coburn noticed this, realized that this weirdo is making furniture on a TV show, and questioned why this freak should be living off of your dime. The Social Security Administration looked at his case and decided it was perfectly fine for an adult who wants to wear diapers and suck on a bottle to have his lifestyle funded by the American taxpayer.
There it is in a nutshell; We live in a society where adults have been infantilized by the American government. Big babies live on the dole. Twenty sux year-olds are still listed as children on their parents’ insurance. Untalented, unskilled losers are camped out in the park in New York because they want to live like Wall Street CEOS, but they don’t want to work for a living. This is why government has gotten so big — it’s because it’s doing so many things that adults used to do for themselves. It’s time for people to grow up and stop sucking on big government’s teat — including the big baby in this story.
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