I get it. They hurt their back and can’t carry the Bananas to the Tally Man.
Well, duh. You get more of what you subsidize. If you subsidize “disability,” everyone has one.
I have a mid 40s ex son-in-law who has been scamming S.S. Disability for the past 12 years. It’s very common.
The abuse of SS disability on that island needs a hard look.
The number of people in PR getting checks is amazing. And usually there is no apparent reason.
Sounds like an obvious local corruption problem.
Didn't Al Sharpton protest down there with a bunch of libs to close the military base? Way to go.
Welfare that lasts forever! Its common that welfare bums switch to SSI because it never ends. I remember a story about a mother in Arkansas about a decade ago who signed up fue to depression, and her 5 kids slid in with ADD. This woman ended up collecting $62,000/yr in a city where the average worker earned $14K/yr.
I have heard NO so called Conservative talk about reforming this lame brained program. Of course this comes from the same crop of so called conservatives watch several presidents bomb foreign nations without any regard to the constitutional vaildity of their act.
Notice how damn quiet the new tea party members of congress have been lately?
I pray for this Country daily, the level of situational blindness shown by the SO CALLED CONSERVATIVES is shocking. I understood the libtards were insane, but the fox is guarding the hen house...
(Climbing off soapbox and going to work to pay for this mess)
I was willing to bet my home town was among the top 10 in SSDI recipients.
Thoughts? True or overblown?
Nonsense. They are both pay as you go programs and they are in the red now. The trust funds for these programs represent an unfunded liability, which is why they are included in the national debt of $14.3 trillion.
Insolvency? How could that have possibly happened? Did the printing presses at the mint break down?
Those on SSDI also get Medicare, further draining the Treasury.
A lot of alcoholics and/or druggies are on SSD also because surprise, it’s all claimed as a disease/disability. We have a number of them on SSD here in my town. They use it along with Medicaid, Section 8 and food stamps or whatever else they can con to lead a pretty good life as far as not having to clean up and get a job.
So what you have is basically government as the enabler to addictive behavior. The taxpayer gets to subsidize addiction.
I would be willing to bet that 60-70% of the Medicaid recipients in my area have a substance abuse problem. I know of one guy (alcoholic) who has been on Medicaid for 20+ years. He is now into his 60’s.
All recipients of any kind of public assistance should be drug and alcohol screened. If positive, they don’t get it and are offered treatment. No treatment, no assistance. Once they are clean and continuing to be sober most of them would be able to work anyway and wouldn’t need any public assistance.
You have government enabling societal drop outs.
Who writes these articles, a chimp? All programs are funded through tax receipts and debt. There are no cash balances in any "program accounts"
People need to be put on trial for taking our old age pension fund and handing it out to young, able bodied parasites.
When you see bottom-feeding ambulance chasing attorneys advertising on TV that they can get SSDI payments for you, you know something is up.
I believe govt has a vested interest in using this to keep unemployment numbers down. Has been going on for decades, IMO.
I hope you greedy, cheating, thieving taxpayers are happy!
The dirty little secret is tons of legal immigrants get on SSD as soon as they can. Word is out in foreign countries. One common example is a legal Chinese immigrant applies for his parents to come over here. They get here and apply for SSD or SSDI and get it because they are old and have “something” wrong with them. They really have come here to retire. They have zero work history in America and have paid zero taxes here. So they finagle a way to get SSI. Free medical (via Medicare) and subsidized housing
Drug addicts and alcoholics, plus “I can’t work cause I’m stressed”.
I hope it goes bust.