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#1 The fiscal security of the disability trust fund got rapidly worse as the unemployment rate rose. The number of applications has almost doubled in the last 10 years, from 1.5 million a year in 2001 to more than 2.8 million a year in 2012.
Obamalogic: Having a job actually masks disability and true social needs.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-26 01:38||
#2 Just remember this the next time one of those lawyer commercials pop-up about getting SS Disability. They're farming the system. See - Tragedy of the Commons.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-01-26 09:20||
#3 We have vastly increased the number of disability recipients and have not increased contributions to the fund. Any intelligent person could figure out what would happen.
Posted by Steve White 2013-01-26 11:44||
#4 Crazy Money.
Think of it has stimulus of the weird kind.
Seriously, that's what we call it around here.
Posted by Shipman 2013-01-26 12:19||
#5 Any intelligent person could figure out what would happen.
Yeah but we are dealing with politicians.
Posted by DarthVader 2013-01-26 14:13||
#6 Unfortunately, SSI, pharmaceuticals and EBT are what's keeping the lid on.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-26 15:43||
#7 By design. When it all starts to come crashing down who do you think they media will cast the blame on? Why on 'Congress' (meaning the House who is supposed to create a budget) which hasn't passed a budget (at the time) for 6-8 years. (They will conveniently not mention that it's Reid who blocked each budget).
Three guesses who will be there to 'save the day'... if we would only give him a third term...
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-01-26 16:03||