There exists today what I'm going to call a Disability Industrial Complex. And Charles Binder had a big hand in creating it. When he started in 1979, Binder and Binder represented less than 50 clients. Last year, 30,000; 30,000 people who were denied disability appealed with the help of Charles Binder - in one year. The firm made $68.7 million in fees.
So you've got 30,000 people denied disability who are appealing to a judge, taking their case to the courts. And on the one side, the judge has a passionate, persuasive lawyer making the case that his client is physically or emotionally incapable of working. And on the other side - who's on the other side? Nobody. Nobody, really.I keep pointing out that years ago Social Security tried having someone present at its hearings to represent its position that the claimant wasn't disabled. It was just a waste of money. It didn't reduce the number of people approved. The government representative idea is a zombie. It's deserves to die but it's almost impossible to kill it.