From: “Social Security Facts.” By James D. Agresti and Stephen F. Cardone. Just Facts, January 27, 2011. Revised 4/15/15. http://justfacts.com/socialsecurity.asp
In 1965 0.85% of the population was on disability. In 2013 that had grown to 3.4% of the population. Why?
- Are Americans just in much poorer health?
- Is this merely a reflection of an aging populations?
- Are we seeing the impact of people dropping out because of the Great Recession?
- Is our definition of “disabled” too liberal?
- Do we not monitor properly those temporarily disabled?
Regardless of the reasons, the fact is we have not adjusted the system or its income to pay for all this. And no, contrary to the naive nonsense coming from Old Bernie, it is not a manufactured crisis‼️
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