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    My impression is there a lot of people who try for disability, but Social Security is pretty strict, even when the applicants hire lawyers (which is common). That said, every now and then an undeserving person gets through.

    Social Security disability on verge of insolvency - Yahoo! News

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Laid-off workers and aging baby boomers are flooding Social Security's disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system toward the brink of insolvency.

    Applications are up nearly 50 percent over a decade ago as people with disabilities lose their jobs and can't find new ones in an economy that has shed nearly 7 million jobs.

    The stampede for benefits is adding to a growing backlog of applicants — many wait two years or more before their cases are resolved — and worsening the financial problems of a program that's been running in the red for years.
     
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    Would not have this issue, if we didn't fund our wars by taking money from SS trust fund....R.Paul is the only one that has voted over and over not to take money from SS to fund wars=) All other Dems and Repubs voted for and continue to borrow from SS to fund there agendas.
     
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    There are some things I agree with Ron Paul on them, and his stand on these wars is a good right one, though his reasons are more ideological than compassionate.

    Ron Paul: American Civil War Was Unnecessary

    "Paul theorizes that the north could have simply bought all the slaves and released them." In other words, the north could have engaged in buying human beings. Sick!!!!!
     
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    Social Security has been one of the most misused programs operated by the Federal Government, while many have needs.. just a many get eligible early in life and get a free ride. There needs to be controls.. some folks get better and can enter the work force.
     
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    #54 Jersey

    Social Security is the poster child for why one shouldn't trust politicians (particularly on the local and state levels) when they say that special taxes will be used only for their intended purposes.

    Just like that ******* Oskar Schindler. I'm not saying that Paul's idea is so great, but sometimes there are alternatives to war to consider, even if those ideas aren't adopted.
     
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    This is just a continuation of the collapse of the unsustainable lib policies of the past 80 years.
     
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    They're unsustainable if we don't raise taxes, preferably on the wealthy.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    Well, if you knew that why did you say this:

    Obviously you're aware that it's not just "lib policies" which you consider unsustainable so why do you consistantly try to pawn off any social progam as being the sole resposibility of the "libs?"

    Why not admit that both parties have had a hand in what you consider past transgressions and share ownership of the problems?

    Honestly, unless and until more people are willing to do that, nothing's going to change.
     
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    Libs policies are separate from political parties. Pubs have put lib policies in place. Perhaps your partisanship and party loyalty to your party prohibited you from viewing policy outside the context of political party.

    I am a conservative/libertarian not a republican. Although they are usually not as destructive as the dems.
     
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    At best you are a situational liberatarian.. many are, as they view that political affiliation as a political buffet... they want limited government, but oppose many of the major planks of that party including a women's right, gay marriage to choose and open borders.

    The reality is that Social Security Disability has been severely abused, and there are little checks and balances in place.. it does not have to do with a political party, it has to do with a system that is perpetuated by the powers that control this country..

    One feature of SS Disability is complete medical coverage, who does that benefit?? Every government program has beneficiaries, other than those intended.. usually big business.
     
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    for all its hypocrisy, irony, and flat wrong-headedness, this is one of the dumbest posts in the history of blogging forums anywhere, ever.
     

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