How do you raid an empty fund?
Did permanent disability totals balloon by 10 million over the last 10 years? I don’t think working conditions are that much worse now than 10 years ago.
AFAIK the threshold for disability qualification has been substantially lowered by the Obama regime. So a serious reform is needed. Only way that gets done is if it is allowed to go broke first.
Common House members, you hold the purse strings. Do your job.
It was raided back in the mid-nineties.
There is NO TRUST FUND and there hasn’t been for a very long time.
I bet the make SS payments based on assets. Thus, many of us will lose it entirely.
I’ve mentioned on here before that I’m a volunteer triage interviewer for a local food/clothing bank.
A good 90%+ of the people I interview do not have a job. Virtually all of them are on food stamps. Most of them are receiving at least one other type of government handout. Many are on unemployment. Many are on DI.
About the time nobama got elected, I noticed many of the people were complaining about their unemployment benefits running out. A goodly portion of them said, “My unemployment is running out and I’ll have no money. So I applied for DI.”
Now, DI has become the new welfare. It goes up just like Social Security and there’s no periodic policing to see if you still qualify.
This is a hugh, horrible ripoff of us taxpayers.
Considering that they are “raiding” the taxes of my kids and their future kids anyway, why should I care about their accounting fictions?
I call BS right there.
I now believe that the best option, and probably least-painful in the long-run, will be a bankruptcy/default by the Federal Gov’t.
So all those discouraged unemployed that were added to the roles of the disabled will be out of luck come the next election. What will the RATs promise them.