Almost 11 Million Americans now on Di...

Almost 11 Million Americans now on Disability

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“Radical Islam! Radical Islam! ”

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#1 May 7, 2013
The total number of people in the United States now receiving federal disability benefits hit a record 10,962,532 million in April, which exceeds the 10,815,197 people who live in the nation of Greece.

According to newly released data from the Social Security Administration, the record 10,962,532 total disability beneficiaries in April, included a record 8,865,586 disabled workers (up from 8,853,614 in March), 1,936,236 children of disabled workers, and 160,710 spouses of disabled workers.

According to its latest census, Greece had only 10,815,197 residents.

April was the 195th straight month that the number of American workers collecting federal disability payments increased. The last time the number of Americans collecting disability decreased was in January 1997. That month the number of workers taking disability dropped by 249 people—from 4,385,623 in December 1996 to 4,385,374 in January 1997.

As the overall number of American workers collecting disability has increased, the ratio of full-time workers to disability-collecting workers has decreased.

In December 1968, 1,295,428 American workers collected disability and, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 65,630,000 worked full-time. Thus, there were about 51 full-time workers for each worker collecting disability. In April 2013, with a record 8,865,586 American workers collecting disability and 116,053,000 working full-time, there were only 13 Americans working full-time for each worker on disability.
Big Mack

Poplar Bluff, MO

#2 May 7, 2013
The Social Security Administration needs to stop building new office buildings every 5 years and focus that money for more fraud investigators.The very few investigators they have, return a very high rate of convictions. It puzzles me why the states have so few investigators when its a good return on the dollar. Unlike drug testing on Welfare which ends up costing the states more money in the long run.

“People Need To Chill”

Since: Mar 08

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#3 May 8, 2013
So is this another one of your "this is Obama's fault" stories Comrade? Or are you going to do as usual and overlook the fact that more people applied for disability while George W Bush was our president at that time?

You do realize there is counseling and helpful medications available for the possible syndrome you are suffering from? No one in their right mind would repeatedly compose as many topics as you have about the same issue as you have about your hatred for Obama.

Do yourself a favor and tune out and stay off Topix. It has obsessed your sad little life.
guest

Springtown, TX

#4 May 8, 2013
ComradeWinston wrote:
The total number of people in the United States now receiving federal disability benefits hit a record 10,962,532 million in April, which exceeds the 10,815,197 people who live in the nation of Greece.
According to newly released data from the Social Security Administration, the record 10,962,532 total disability beneficiaries in April, included a record 8,865,586 disabled workers (up from 8,853,614 in March), 1,936,236 children of disabled workers, and 160,710 spouses of disabled workers.
According to its latest census, Greece had only 10,815,197 residents.
April was the 195th straight month that the number of American workers collecting federal disability payments increased. The last time the number of Americans collecting disability decreased was in January 1997. That month the number of workers taking disability dropped by 249 people—from 4,385,623 in December 1996 to 4,385,374 in January 1997.
As the overall number of American workers collecting disability has increased, the ratio of full-time workers to disability-collecting workers has decreased.
In December 1968, 1,295,428 American workers collected disability and, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 65,630,000 worked full-time. Thus, there were about 51 full-time workers for each worker collecting disability. In April 2013, with a record 8,865,586 American workers collecting disability and 116,053,000 working full-time, there were only 13 Americans working full-time for each worker on disability.
Very good point Comrade. As a person on disability my self I can tell you that the system is really foiled up. The other day when I went to the clinic a young Mexican came in with his mother and he was acting crazy and really hamming it up for every body in the clinic.Point is lots of non citizens are getting disability under fraudulent conditions.Social programs are ruining this country.All my working years I thought ssi was put in an account in your name.Not true,your ssi is payed by tax payers just like I payed when I was working.There are a big percentage of people working for the government,that is payed for by working tax payers.Green card workers pay no taxes,the middle class are disappearing,so what happens now&

“GOP Redistribution is Fascism”

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#5 May 8, 2013
The largest number of new disability claims are due to the record amount of baby boomers reaching retirement age and a significant percentage of them have arthritis. The other major factor is the Republican austerity measures that are freezing the recovery and throwing millions of Americans into the jobless ranks. Many people have legitimate disabilities but have worked for years anyway and would prefer to. You people who think disability is the road to the good life are either insincere or nuts.

“Radical Islam! Radical Islam! ”

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#6 May 8, 2013
Carlton McLemore wrote:
The largest number of new disability claims are due to the record amount of baby boomers reaching retirement age and a significant percentage of them have arthritis. The other major factor is the Republican austerity measures that are freezing the recovery and throwing millions of Americans into the jobless ranks. Many people have legitimate disabilities but have worked for years anyway and would prefer to. You people who think disability is the road to the good life are either insincere or nuts.
wrong...

Standing too many months on the unemployment line is driving Americans crazy — literally — and it’s costing taxpayers hundreds of billions of dollars.

With their unemployment-insurance checks running out, some of the country’s long-term jobless are scrambling to fill the gap by filing claims for mental illness and other disabilities with Social Security — a surge that hobbles taxpayers and making the employment rate look healthier than it should as these people drop out of the job statistics.…

As of January, the federal government was mailing out disability checks to more than 10.5 million individuals, including 2 million to spouses and children of disabled workers, at a cost of record $200 billion a year, recent research from JPMorgan Chase shows.

The sputtering economy has fueled those ranks. Around 5.3 percent of the population between the ages of 25 and 64 is currently collecting federal disability payments, a jump from 4.5 percent since the economy slid into a recession.

Mental-illness claims, in particular, are surging. During the recent economic boom, only 33 percent of applicants were claiming mental illness, but that figure has jumped to 43 percent, says Rutledge, citing preliminary results from his latest research.…

The jump in successful disability claims also is making the unemployment picture look extra rosy because those folks are falling off the jobless rolls.

“If they’re on disability they’re generally not counted,” says Feroli, who estimates that a quarter of those dropping out of the job market are getting disability.“It’s no trivial number.”

“Radical Islam! Radical Islam! ”

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#8 May 8, 2013
I guess they could be claiming to suffer from arthritis of the brain...

All the social safety net programs started out small with (for the most part) little fraud and abuse. As the years pass, the shame factor diminishes, the stigma of free-loading lessens and abusing the programs have become more acceptable.

As stated above, the bad economy has hastened the abuse. Blame it all republicans if you like, but at best, Obama has been President four plus years and things are worse not better. Obama has encouraged the abuses to get the compassion vote while the taxpayers foot the bill.

The President needs to be working toward job creation, not social program abuse.
Guest

Springtown, TX

#9 May 8, 2013
Carlton McLemore wrote:
The largest number of new disability claims are due to the record amount of baby boomers reaching retirement age and a significant percentage of them have arthritis. The other major factor is the Republican austerity measures that are freezing the recovery and throwing millions of Americans into the jobless ranks. Many people have legitimate disabilities but have worked for years anyway and would prefer to. You people who think disability is the road to the good life are either insincere or nuts.
There is no way a person could have a good life on social security.It helps but doesn,t cover every thing.You are right about baby boomers,but there is enough fraud to make a large difference.
Guest

Blytheville, AR

#10 May 13, 2013
There are numerous people who fake being disabled

“GOP Redistribution is Fascism”

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#11 May 14, 2013
Guest wrote:
There are numerous people who fake being disabled
There are numerous veterans killing themselves because they can't get help from the VA. What's wrong with these contrasting pictures?

“Radical Islam! Radical Islam! ”

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#12 Jul 8, 2013
CNSNews.com )– The number of Americans receiving subsidized food assistance from the federal government has risen to 101 million, representing roughly a third of the U.S. population.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of 101,000,000 people currently participate in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion in fiscal year 2012.

That means the number of Americans receiving food assistance has surpassed the number of full-time private sector workers in the U.S.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 97,180,000 full-time private sector workers in 2012.

The population of the U.S. is 316.2 million people, meaning nearly a third of Americans receive food aid from the government.
the dude

Saint Louis, MO

#13 Jul 8, 2013
ComradeWinston wrote:
CNSNews.com)– The number of Americans receiving subsidized food assistance from the federal government has risen to 101 million, representing roughly a third of the U.S. population.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that a total of 101,000,000 people currently participate in at least one of the 15 food programs offered by the agency, at a cost of $114 billion in fiscal year 2012.
That means the number of Americans receiving food assistance has surpassed the number of full-time private sector workers in the U.S.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there were 97,180,000 full-time private sector workers in 2012.
The population of the U.S. is 316.2 million people, meaning nearly a third of Americans receive food aid from the government.
Dear Comrade, I'll drink to that. Cheers! Now where's my check?
tiger high

Jonesboro, LA

#14 Jul 8, 2013
Guest wrote:
<quoted text>There is no way a person could have a good life on social security.It helps but doesn,t cover every thing.You are right about baby boomers,but there is enough fraud to make a large difference.
people can have a good life with social security, if they planned ahead and paid off house notes, car notes, etc - it may not be the life to which you are accustomed, but one can survive comfortably
tiger high

Jonesboro, LA

#15 Jul 8, 2013
the dude wrote:
<quoted text>
Dear Comrade, I'll drink to that. Cheers! Now where's my check?
again, let's hear it for the farmers!!!!

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