Friday, April 20, 2012

Obama Disables American Work Force

So what has become of all those discouraged workers who have given up on ever finding a job in the Age of Obama and whose unemployment checks have run out? A lot of them are drawing disability checks.

 Are we really supposed to believe that 5.4 million Americans have been permanently disabled during the Obama regime?
 A record 5.4 million workers and their dependents have signed up to collect federal disability checks since President Obama took office, according to the latest official government data, as discouraged workers increasingly give up looking for jobs and take advantage of the federal program.

This is straining already-stretched government finances while posing a long-term economic threat by creating an ever-growing pool of permanently dependent working-age Americans.

Since the recession ended in June 2009, the number of people who've signed up for disability benefits is twice the job growth figure. (See nearby chart.) In just the first four months of this year, 539,000 joined the disability rolls and more than 725,000 put in applications.

As a result, by April there were 10.8 million people on disability, according to Social Security Administration data released this week.


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