(New York Post) -- You’ve seen Charles Binder and his 10-gallon hat on the late-night TV commercials. You may mistake him for an ambulance chaser, but he isn’t. He’s the Welfare Cowboy, vowing to ride the high country on your behalf. You want to live on the ranch of the state, nuzzling the sweet green grass of government aid? Give him a holler. He’ll wrangle you a regular check.
Binder & Binder, the Hauppauge, NY, law firm founded by brothers Harry and Charles, make for a clownish presence with their $20 million a year worth of TV spots. But what they’re doing is serious business: Last year they pocketed $88 million of taxpayer dollars by being the nation’s leading advocate for individuals seeking disability benefits from the government.