Apr 21, 2013

Examining That NPR Series

     From a press release:
Online now and airing this Sunday at 5:30 p.m. (April 21) on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV, The American Law Journal presents "Social Security Disability- Unfit for Work?" examining a March 22, 2013 National Public Radio broadcast of "This American Life" that according to panelists on the program has drawn both staunch praise and heavy criticism.
Joining host Christopher Naughton are Pennsylvania claimants' attorney, Jess Leventhal of Leventhal, Sutton & Gornstein, former SSA representative and New Jersey claimants' attorney, Alan Polonsky of Polonsky & Polonsky, Rebecca Vallas, staff attorney for Community Legal Services of Philadelphia and Jagadeesh Gokhale, Senior Fellow with the CATO Institute, from CNN studios in Washington, D.C.
     This is a "debate" between three well-informed people and one uninformed ideologue who sticks to talking points.


Anonymous said...

The system is flawed, that's the bottom line. The problem is no one wants to address how to fix it. There isn't a "simple fix" that's going to magically make it all better, but any attempt to revamp the system or make changes gets you labeled as a racist or someone that hates poor or disabled people. That's not helping anyone.

Anonymous said...

The uninformed idealogue is also a member of the Social Security Advisory Board.