“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.”Thornton exposed his own scam by appearing on a reality TV show and now he is learning about unintended consequences the hard way:
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.Who knew “role playing” is a recognized disability?
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.
“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,” Mr. Coburn wrote in a letter Monday to Inspector General Patrick P. O'Carroll Jr.
I congratulate Mr. Thornton and Mommy Dias on the successful coupling. They really do prove the old adage that there is somebody for everybody. As consenting adults they have every right to make each other happy by whatever means they find fit but not on my dime. They are both more than capable of holding down a job and neither of them should expect taxpayers to foot the bill for their recreational activities.
Here we go:
Raise the debt ceiling, or Stanley Thornton will die! Complete with a picture of the little tyke.