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People on Disability Payments Hits Record 8.7 Million?

~ The Rebel ~ 2012/07/03 20:20:42
More than 8.7 million people took federal disability payments in June — more
than the population of New York City, the Social Security Administration
reports.

In June, 8,733,461 workers received payments, up from 8,707,185
in May, with an average payment of $1,111.42, cnsnews.com
reports.

According to CNSNews.com, the 2012 figures continue to illustrate the dramatic
shrinkage in the number of American citizens actually employed and earning
paychecks over the past 20 years.

In June 1992, for instance, according
to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 118,419,000 people were working in the United
States, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – but only 3,334,333
workers were claiming federal disability payments.

That amounted to one
person on disability for every 35.5 people actually working.

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  • angelbaby 2012/07/03 22:01:40
    angelbaby
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    It's not that hard to get on disabilty these days!!
    Hang-nail? No problem!
  • Outta' Here. 2012/07/03 20:30:31
    Outta' Here.
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    As one of these "horrible people" who is disabled; I can guarantee you that your minimum wage job pays more than my disability payment AND you have the possibility of a raise; the President has deemed no COLA for the next 4 years (originally 5 years, but one of those has passed) for disability payments.

    All in all, I'd rather work.
  • stevmackey 2012/07/03 20:22:01
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    Obama should be proud.
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2012/07/03 20:21:31
    ~ The Rebel ~
    How long before an ingrown toenail or a hangnail qualifies you?

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