I know people that have been trying to get disability for years, people that are actually disabled – but they keep getting turned down while others with next to no disability are being approved in record time. Why? Well the group being turned down are of the majority and the ones being approved are of the minority – I guess being a minority is a disability… accept when it comes to getting government money.
Here are a few stats from the Weekly Standard -
As the chart shows, between April-June 2012, an estimated 246,000 Americans were added to Social Security’s disability insurance program. In that same time period, only 225,000 American jobs were created.
As this chart shows, since 2008, 3.6 million Americans have been added to Social Security’s disability insurance program. In that same time period, a net total of 1.3 million jobs were lost.
“Amazingly, while fewer Americans are working than at the end of 2008, 3.6 million Americans have been awarded SSDI benefits over the same period. The growing number of people on disability and other federal benefits, combined with weak economic growth, raises serious concerns about the sustainability of the American economy,” Senator Jeff Sessions, ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee, says in a statement in response to these new numbers.