Aug 1, 2014

Differing Media Takes On Social Security

     The New Republic has a piece on the politics of Social Security disability. Meanwhile, Forbes is running a weird piece that puffs one company's Social Security software while telling us that Social Security is riddled with inequities and doomed to fail. And there's a Newsmax piece which includes these gems:
[T]he public should demand to know why 8.9 million people are collecting disability. It’s inconceivable that so many — more than the population of New York City — are truly incapacitated. Americans are healthier than ever before, and jobs require less physical exertion.
The answer to that riddle is that the Social Security administrators encourage all comers. ...
Desire to work. If you don‘t have that, you may qualify....
And get ready for even more claims, now that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has just defined pregnancy as a “disability.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love when people comment on the disability program who have absolutely no idea what the requirements are. In what bizarro world is someone going to meet the durational requirement for disability because they are pregnant? hmmm