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Our Broken-Beyond-Repair System: The Number Of US Citizens On Disability Now Tops Entire Population Of Greece

from The Burning Platform, via Zero Hedge:

The number of people on SSDI now exceeds the entire population of Greece. The aging of the population has nothing to do with the increase. In 1968 there were 51 workers for every person on disability. Today there are 13 workers for every person on disablity. Even the most pollyanna would agree that medical advancements since 1968 have been significant. These medical advancements would argue for less people being on disability and unable to work. Workplace safety measures have been increased exponentially since 1968, so that also argues for less disabled workers. The good old ADA law forced all workplaces to become disabled friendly. That argues for less people on disability. The country has transitioned from a manufacturing society to a service society. Workers don’t work on dangerous assembly lines anymore. Robots do the dangerous stuff. This should have dramatically reduced worker injuries and disabilities. The tremendous increase in people on SSDI is nothing but a gigantic fraud. The government broadened the scope of disabilities to include stress, depression, and non-diagnosable things like aches and pains. And don’t forget, you get the added benefit of Medicare coverage after only two years of SSDI stress.

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1 comment to Our Broken-Beyond-Repair System: The Number Of US Citizens On Disability Now Tops Entire Population Of Greece

  • po rich

    Unintentionally serves as just another divide & conquer theme..for the masters to paper the media with.”keep them fighting amongst themselves”…though I would agree you are probably 80% or better correct, that there is nothing wrong enough with most of these people to keep them for working, many disabled vets and ex-abused boyscouts and altar boys included.
    Look at our government for example, at the higher levels, characterless homicidal psychopaths destroying our nation and the world….they are working but shouldn’t be.
    Better to put Congress and the Senate, the Executive and Judicial Branches and the Treasury Depts on SSDI, and then add their fat salaries, pensions and benefits to the SS Fund…..ditto that for the news media and hollywood.
    Unfortunately there are not enough jobs to employ all those who would wish to be, and most of the “rust age” jobs pay less than SSDI, especially if you add in the food stamps, health benefits, etc. For many, it simply doesn’t pay (make sense) to suffer the life of the working poor.
    It used to burn me, cretinous ill mannered slobs on the dole, but then I thought at least this money is being spent “at home” (even if on Chinese Walmart), instead of for endless horrible wars and cash handouts to the rest of the World, etc.
    Being pissed off isn’t the answer…changing our economy, and national policies is.
    Pursue that to the extent of your abilities, and let it separate you from what you can find that is good and just and pleasing in life, and you’ll probably wind up on SSDI. The Truth can drive one….angry.

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