Monday, August 22, 2011

What's happening regarding recent disability claims

This is truly horrible. What is wrong with our nation that we don't have the political will to do something about the desperation Mr. Astrue speaks of here?

It's primarily economic desperation — people on the margins who ... have no other place to go, and they take a shot at disability.

-- Michael Astrue, Social Security commissioner, as laid-off workers and aging baby boomers flood Social Security's disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system toward insolvency

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