So this guy was on Taboo: - YouTube
Aside from being mildly disturbed by his nanny, I didn’t think it was so bad. But then I got to wondering why this guy and his nanny were both on disability. I mean the show explains that he has Post Traumatic Stress Disorder because of his F’d up childhood, but tons of people come from screwed up and abusive families and they manage to hold jobs and be productive members of society.
Well, it seems that someone else thought the same thing! Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican from Oklahoma had this to say:
“Given that Mr. Thornton is able to determine what is appropriate attire and actions in public, drive himself to complete errands, design and custom-make baby furniture to support a 350-pound adult and run an Internet support group, it is possible that he has been improperly collecting disability benefits for a period of time,”
Now, I know that you’re probably thinking that Taboo guy would see the logic in those words and accept any decision the government may hand down regarding the status of his disability checks…yeah, not so much:
“You wanna test how damn serious I am about leaving this world, screw with my check that pays for this apartment and food. Try it. See how serious I am. I don’t care,” the California man said. “I have no problem killing myself. Take away the last thing keeping me here, and see what happens. Next time you see me on the news, it will be me in a body bag.”
….yeah, he threatened to kill himself if they take his disability checks away. Now, I don’t think that suicide is funny nor do I think anyone should threaten it, but I say he should just go ahead and do it. Death is a better option for this guy than the federal prison he’d be headed to for all the disability fraud.
On a personal note, this cat is one of the many negative portrayals that the AB community has to cope with. Its bad enough the public thinks we’re pedophiles, but if they think we’re lazy, thieving, pedophiles then we’re done for!