Your Tax Dollars at Work, Part XLIII: ‘Adult Baby’ Collects Social Security

Earlier today at Michelle’s place I wrote about a guy here in Michigan who won $2 million in a state lottery but who is still allowed to use food stamps.

On the outrage-o-meter, the following story has that one beaten hands down… or should I say, binkies down:

A key senator has asked the Social Security Administration to investigate how people who live their lives role-playing as “adult babies” are able to get taxpayer-funded disability payments — after one of them was featured on a recent reality TV episode wearing diapers, feeding from a bottle and using an adult-sized crib he built.

Sen. Tom Coburn, Oklahoma Republican and the Senate’s top waste-watcher, asked the agency’s inspector general to look into 30-year-old Stanley Thornton Jr. and his roommate, Sandra Dias, who acts as his “mother,” saying it’s not clear why they are collecting Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits instead of working.

Couldn’t this guy at least get a job as a door greeter at Baby Gap?

I don’t give a damn if people want to let their freak flag fly in their own homes as long as it’s on their own dime. But I’ll bet the congressional Dems will counter Coburn and defend this guy getting Social Security because the way he spends it saves or creates dozens of jobs at Gerber and Huggies.

Roll the taxpayer-diapered freakshow:

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Author: Doug Powers

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