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Disability & Welfare Cont’d
National Review, by Jonah Goldberg

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Posted By:FlyRight, 4/8/2013 9:41:43 AM

The Wall Street Journal has a big frontpage story today on the disability epidemic. It’s a good addendum to my column from last week. The unexpectedly large number of American workers who piled into the Social Security Administration’s disability program during the recession and its aftermath threatens to cost the economy tens of billions a year in lost wages and diminished tax revenues. Signs of the problem surfaced Friday, in a dismal jobs report that showed U.S. labor force participation rates falling last month to the lowest levels since 1979,

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Goldberg brings us the important chunk of the WSJ front pager that is behind the pay wall.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 4/8/2013 10:33:38 AM     (No. 9265144)

I hear ads asking whether people need to get on disability and advising them how to do so. What does the government expect?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: bighambone, 4/8/2013 11:28:06 AM     (No. 9265267)

Won´t it just be just peachy if the politicians muddle ahead and grant what amounts to an amnesty for 11 to 20 million illegal aliens, and when they become eligible, about half of that legalized population group plus the additional millions of their foreign family members they will then get to bring here, end up on Social Security Disability and then Medicaid and Medicare.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative, 4/8/2013 5:59:07 PM     (No. 9265868)

Disability never ends...and neither do the payments from the already-empty lockbox.

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