by Jonathan Benson, Natural News:
Proponents of the massive American welfare state insist that, without the availability of gratuitous government assistant programs, potentially millions of low-income or injured people would go hungry or end up homeless. But a recent investigation by CBS News‘ 60 Minutes reveals that many of the people on government assistant programs are neither impoverished nor disabled, and that the system is being fraudulently “gamed” at the taxpayers’ expense.
Entitled “Disability, USA,” the recent 60 Minutes segment focuses specifically on the Federal Disability Insurance Program (FDIP), a service of the Social Security Administration (SSA) that was created back in the 1950s to provide assistance to people who legitimately fell ill or became injured, and who could no longer work as a result. The program was intended to be small and limited in its scope of who would be eligible for coverage.
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