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WASHINGTON -- Laid-off workers and aging baby boomers are flooding Social Security's disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system toward the brink of insolvency.
Applications are up nearly 50 percent over a decade ago as people with disabilities lose their jobs and can't find new ones in an economy that has shed nearly 7 million jobs.
New congressional estimates say the trust fund that supports Social Security disability will run out of money by 2017...
Originally posted by litterbaux
How many people do you personally know that are abusing disability?
I know 10. It's an epidemic in America. Cut them off, why should I work my butt off in the thick of a bad economy so you can have 51 out of 52 weeks off due to asthma? I'll work till I die for my wife and kids (I have no kids and I'm unmarried but the fact is true).
If you're a person faking your disability and taking my tax dollars I have to contribute each paycheck, good riddance.
To anyone with sore knee's or sore back's that will flame me for saying your leaching off the system, I'm not there yet. The rate at which I have to slave to pay for your benefits will lead me right where you are.