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Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:18 PM

Oy...This is truly despicable

LYMPIA -- A Washington lawmaker has been drawing thousands of dollars in disability payments each year while leading efforts to eliminate benefits the state provides to others.

Republican Sen. Joseph Zarelli gets $601 a month from the federal government, indicating that he is considered 40 percent disabled by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, according to records obtained by The Associated Press under public records law. He has been receiving the tax-free stipend for years.

Zarelli said the disability payments he gets are far different than the benefits provided in the state programs he's targeting for cuts, in part because he suffered his injury on the job. He said the people in the state system were making poor lifestyle choices -- such as drug and alcohol addiction -- and argued that lawmakers should be focused more on identifying ways to fix their problems.

http://heraldnet.com/article/20120405/NEWS03/704059880#State-senator-on-disability-wants-to-cut-benefits-for-others

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The empressof all Apr 2012 OP
liberal N proud Apr 2012 #1
Owlet Apr 2012 #2
freshwest Apr 2012 #3
Wash. state Desk Jet Apr 2012 #4

Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 01:21 PM

1. I find that those who call for ending benifits of any kind usually, don't apply that to themselves

They feel exempt from their own ideals.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 03:07 PM

2. Yep..and here's the poster boy for that philosophy

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Fri Apr 6, 2012, 06:10 PM

3. He's vicious.

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Response to The empressof all (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 05:20 PM

4. He shares a bed with Alaska's Joe Miller

They share bed time stories about the get it while you can gold Rush ! Indeed they do limp along as one legged birds of a feather.
what was that song Janis Joplin did- get it while you can ?

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