Disability benefits scandal

July 4, 2014 

I was not at all surprised at the June 29 segment on "60 Minutes" pertaining to the out-of-control manipulation by attorneys, corrupt doctors and claims examiners to guarantee that almost 100% of those who apply for disability benefits will qualify.

The entire system of disability and workers' compensation benefits is corrupt and, in fact, the third piece of the criminality includes our elected representatives. Where has the honor of these once respected professions gone? It is simply a mill driven by money and greed. There is no honor among thieves stealing from the system and the taxpayer.

It is a crime against society and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, but too many people are vested in the corruption. We are living in a country that is a lottery for attorneys who could care less if society crumbles. It's extortion with no checks and balances — everyone in on the scam.

Michael Der Manouel Sr.

Fresno

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