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Rand Paul says many disability recipients are just 'gaming the system'

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- U.S. Senator Rand Paul says many people on disability do not deserve disability checks.

In comments made at an event in New Hampshire Wednesday, Paul said many people on disability are just "gaming the system."

"What I tell people is, if you look like me and you hop out of your truck, you shouldn't be getting a disability check. You know? Over half of the people on disability are either anxious or their back hurts -- join the club, you know? Who doesn't get up a little anxious for work everyday and their back hurts? Everybody over 40 has back pain," Paul said.

The Senator from Kentucky claims this is a widespread problem in disability programs that keeps truly disabled people from receiving the money they need.

The Democratic National Committee called Paul's comments offensive.

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