Another Obama Record… Number of Americans on Disability Exceeds Number of People in New York

It’s an Obama world.

The number of Americans on disability now exceeds the number of people in New York City. A record 5.4 million workers and their dependents have signed up to collect federal disability checks since President Obama took office.
CNS News reported:

A record of 8,733,461 workers took federal disability insurance payments in June 2012, according to the Social Security Administration. That was up from 8,707,185 in May.

It also exceeds the entire population of New York City, which according to the Census Bureau’s latest estimate hit 8,244,910 in July 2011.

There has been a dramatic shrinkage in the United States over the past 20 years in the number of workers actually employed and earning paychecks per worker who is not employed and is taking federal disability insurance payments.

In June 1992, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 118,419,000 people employed in the United States, and, according to the Social Security Administration, there were 3,334,333 workers taking federal disability payments. That equaled about 1 person taking disability payments for each 35.5 people actually working.

When President Barack Obama was inaugurated in January 2009, there were 142,187,000 people employed and 7,442,377 workers taking federal disability payments. That equaled about 1 person taking disability payments for each 19.1 people actually working.

In May of this year, there were 142,287,000 people employed, and 8,707,185 workers taking federal disability payments. That equaled 1 worker taking disability payments for each 16.3 people working.

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  • Obama Lies = Freedom Dies.. bg
  • atticcellar

    Obama has issued an order.. Anybody who is willing to go to a shrink and take mental medication will be allowed to hook on to the free ride.. These people’s only illness is one of moral fibre.

  • American Woman

    When Fascists have power they skew everything they do to demolish freedom.

    In this case, the Progressives have increased disability recipients because by doing so they know they have guaranteed more votes for Socialism in November.

    Ben Stein:
    “Fathom the hypocrisy of a Government
    that requires every citizen to prove
    they are insured…. but not everyone
    must prove they are a citizen.”

  • TeachX3

    I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1993 and have been unable to ‘work outside the home’, my entire adult life. When I first was diagnosed, I went in for state / government help… I was told that I did not work enough hours in my teen / young life to get any, so I have never had any ‘help’ from the system regarding my disability. If someone truly needs it, I do not have an issue with them receiving it, but my question is… HOW did ALL these people all of the sudden become ‘disabled’ since obama took office?? I have always said that I “fall between the cracks”, and now… I’m SO GLAD I did!

  • Eddie Baby

    Social Security–It’s just not for old people anymore.

  • atticcellar

    Sleezy lawyers runing ad after ad after ad.. Get your disability.. You deserve it.. You are entitled.. I’m fed up with these lazy commies!! The shrinks get a client for life.. The lawyers get a big fat check.. The freeloaders get a big fat check followed by checks for life.. I get f#%ked..

  • atticcellar

    The social workers get a high paying guberment job.. The democrats get a supporter (voter) for life..

  • Highlander

    Whatever it takes to grow the ranks of the entitled. I fear we are past the point of no return now ….

  • Obama Lies = Freedom Dies.. bg


    hey, the more experimental drug testers the better.. /s/


  • mcc

    OT — For those who remember Frank Marshall Davis —

    In fact, Davis’s belief in government-controlled health care went even farther. Prior to his work writing communist propaganda for the Honolulu Record, Frank Marshall Davis had been a columnist and founding editor-in-chief for the Chicago Star (1946-48). The Star was the Communist Party publication for Chicago — known among locals as the “Red Star.” There, Davis’s fellow columnists included Senator Claude “Red” Pepper of Florida, who championed a 1947 bill to socialize medicine in the United States. That bill, which failed, was written by Pepper’s chief of staff, Charles Kramer.

    Who was Charles Kramer? Kramer was born Charles Krivitsky. He had been a self-proclaimed “progressive” who previously worked for FDR’s Agricultural Adjustment Administration. In fact, we now know that Kramer was working for the KGB. He was an official Soviet agent, with the KGB codename “Mole.” He was so bad, so suspicious, that J. Edgar Hoover himself personally wrote a letter directly to President Truman warning about Kramer.

    Such were the kind of characters that Obama’s mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, worked with to advance a government takeover of health care in the 1940s. They called themselves “progressives,” but in truth, they were hardcore communists trying to advance Marxism, with a government takeover of health care as a crucial step.

    And yet, there’s more to the story.

    Another irony of Frank Marshall Davis, in light of Obama’s and the court’s actions on health care, was his bold willingness to declare certain policies “constitutional” even when they clearly were not. Davis was never shy about that. In a June 1949 column, to cite just one example, he stated unequivocally, “That, it seems to me, is unconstitutional.”

    Well, let’s bring this, too, up to date.

    Thanks to the current actions of the Supreme Court, which declared Obama’s health care bid “constitutional,” Frank Marshall Davis is no doubt smiling from his grave. Alas, the old Communist Party crony’s pupil, Barack Obama, has at long last fulfilled the dreams of Frank Marshall Davis: government-controlled “universal health care,” sanctified by the Supreme Court as “constitutional,” and declared a “tax.”

    It’s eerie, chilling, but true. In his wildest dreams, Justice John Roberts couldn’t imagine that he has fulfilled the ambitions not only of Barack Obama, but of Frank Marshall Davis and Communist Party USA.

    How’s that for hope and change? Amazing, truly amazing.

    Read more:

    Author of this article has written a book about Davis that’ll be released later this month.

  • Glenmore

    3/4 of the increase in disability recipients since 1992 occurred before Obama took office.
    Obama is more a symptom of the ‘disease’ than the cause.

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    disability retirements are one of the things that caused pension problems in new jersey. it used to be if you didn’t like your job you found another one. now you retire first on a disability pension(tax-free till 65)then go find another full time job. most of these fake disabilities are because of stress.

  • Vic Kelley

    In the past I worked as a clerk typist at a firm that helped people get SSD and SSI. I didn’t like the job. We had clients who were normal human beings until they got hurt somewhere along the way. We had others who were losers, did time in state prison, then were released and claimed “depression.” I hated that the most – working for people who were too good to get a real job, were too lousy at crime to be successful at it, so they wanted SSI. We got benefits for all kinds of people. Including crazy checks for colored kids whose parents coached them on acting out in school.

    @ attic cellar – I agree with your contempt of law firms that aggressively pander to people who really just don’t want to work

  • Militant conservative

    Obama the black answer to

    Success. The “presidential”

    Solution. How’s that workin

    Out for ya? Damn muffin.

  • Ready and Armed Lliberal

    See I found another ultra conservative — read that Nazi website. I’m ready for the revolution, hope you all are too. Aim small – miss small.

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  • Militant conservative

    The muffins policies have

    Come home to roost.

    NOTUS is one and done.

    Bye bye Barry.

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