This is the biggest scam in the country, besides Wall Street and the Federal Reserve. Obama has gained at least 1 million automatic votes in the last four years by encouraging lazy good for nothings to join the ranks of the disabled. There is no logical reason for the number of people on SSDI to surge by 17% in less than four years other than fraud. When 33% of the new enrollees claim back pain and 15% get on SSDI because they are depressed, you know it’s mostly dirtbags and lowlifes. It would be fascinating to see which cities acount for the largest proportion of SSDI enrollees. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that West Philly and the other Democrat run urban shitholes account for the vast majority. The liberal response to the facts below would be that corporate welfare cheating is worse, so this is OK.
That response is bullshit. Fraud and cheating the system is wrong whether it is done by an individual or a corporation. It is a stone cold fact that at least 50% of the people receiving SSDI are capable of working. That means they are robbing the working taxpayer to the tune of about $100 billion per year (SSDI & Medicare). That ain’t chump change. So, if you want to join the FSA just read TBP for a week and get really depressed.
- 76,983 workers enrolled in the Social Security Disability Insurance program in April.
- More than 300,000 have joined the program so far this year. The number of workers on permanent disability is now a record 8,865,586, a net increase of one million in just three years.
- Today, 6.5 workers are on disability for every 100 who have a job. That’s double the ratio from two decades ago. The number of people on disability has climbed almost sixfold since 1970.
The program has been running a deficit since 2009, and will be insolvent by 2016, according to the program’s administrators.
Last year, the federal government paid $135 billion in disability benefits, which is more money than it devoted to food stamps and welfare combined.
And because those on disability are eligible for Medicare benefits after two years, the sharp rise in SSDI enrollment has put a huge strain on Medicare’s budget, costing the program $80 billion in 2012, according to the Congressional Budget Office. In other words, one-sixth of Medicare’s budget now goes to pay benefits for working-age disabled.
From 1980 to 2010, the average age of those awarded benefits fell from 51.2 to 49.5 for men, and from 51.1 to 48.8 for women.
What’s more, the type of disabilities workers are claiming has changed, with more and more joining the program based on hard-to-verify ailments, like back pain and other musculoskeletal problems (about a third of new enrollees) or mood disorders (15% of workers on disability).