It’s almost like Barack Obama WANTS America to fail.

Barack Obama put 3.1 million Americans on disability from June 2009 to July 2012. Obama only created 2.6 million jobs in the same period. (IBD)

Disabled workers hit a new high in December. Nearly 90,000 workers signed up for federal disability benefits in December — the biggest increase for that month in the program’s history.
CNS News reported:

The Social Security program ran a $47.8 billion deficit in fiscal 2012 as the program brought in $725.429 billion in cash and paid $773.247 for benefits and overhead expenses, according to official data published by Social Security Administration.

The Social Security Administration also released new data revealing that the number of workers collecting disability benefits hit a record 8,827,795 in December–up from 8,805,353 in November.

The overall number of Social Security program beneficiaries—including retired workers, dependent family members and survivors and disabled workers and their dependent family members—also hit a record in December, climbing from 56,658,978 in November to 56,758,185 in December.

In 2011, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there was an average of 112.556 million full-time workers in the United States, of whom 17.806 million worked full-time for local, state or federal government. That left an average of only 94.750 million full-time private sector workers in the country.

That means that for every 1.67 Americans who worked full-time in the private sector in 2011, there is now 1 person collecting benefits from the Social Security administration.

Under Barack Obama’s leadership, there are only 16.2 people working for each person collecting disability.

 

 

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  1. Of course your definition of disabled is not like the government-speak definition of disabled. I wonder how many have been classified as ‘disabled’ when they are quite capable of working?

  2. does this make them eligible for social security benefits?

  3. Er, what about all those mentally disabled who’ve been voting for more Solyndras, unaffordable health non-care, petty dictator regulatory idiots, constipated, non-functioning governmental Pel-Reidemics and countless other tax payer ripoffs [ripsoff]? They really need help, however unlikely it is any exists at that level…

  4. Obama sure is injuring alot of people.

  5. This is just the latest chapter in Obama’s criminal enterprise. Now he is using a rigged policy to buy votes in exchange for SSI benefits.

  6. The President has no control on disability of workers or jobs. We, as Americans, may be on that list of disability as well as our spouses, children and other relatives. It is quite heartless to compare such an analogy. If that is the case, then you might as well throw in heart disease, diabetes, high pressure, autism, alzheimers or other maladies that could lead to disabilities. Where are the statistics that shows the type of disabilities and the correlations on how they have became disable? Better yet, how can the article make such a blanket statement of disabled workers without reference to how they became disabled.

  7. overwhelm the system,

    make it crash,

    destroy the status quo.

    Anarchy 101

  8. Robert, you are terribly naive, all it takes is a phone call from O’s chief of staff to the deputy commissioner in charge of SSi and new more liberal standards become the norm.

  9. Robert,
    It is not a coincidence that when unemployment “benefits” expire, people seek disability. My husband’s sister is a branch chief at the SS Admn and she says some of these recipients try 2 or 3 times and when they finally get a lawyer, the Govt will not refuse them. Obesity, depression, alcoholism, and drug addiction are all so-called disabilities. These are all temporary conditions which can be treated, yet the patients are never cured.

    While you were whining about these leeches, a thousand more signed on. It’s no wonder the system is collapsing. Part of the plan.

    Insurance companies with boards and shareholders scrutinize people with injuries by following them around and photographing them on ladders or water skiing. But not the government, they just print more paper.

    Instead of American Idol, let’s have American Loser. Everyone make a vid of your favorite disability recipient going about their charmed life. You can start with my brother. He’s 5’8”, 300 lbs and was let go by Laclede Gas for failing a drug test in 2009. He’s been on unemployment ever since and could have re-applied for his job 6 mos after the firing. But no, he has a lawyer who said “don’t work for 2 years and you’ll never work again.”

    Even if someone is truly disabled, it is the responsibility of their family, NOT mine, for subsistence.

  10. Wonder how many are good union brothers jumping on another gravy train so that they don’t have to actually strain themselves and get off their dead asses and work.

  11. In CA, shysters run TV ads drumming up business encouraging those who have thought about, or have been turned down, to come on in so the lawyers can get them some free money from the working saps.

    My experience in decades of renting is that many of those receiving disability often have no apparent disability nor any problem that seems to inhibit their activities such as drinking, gambling and shacking up with fellow disability recipients or run-of-the-mill deadbeats (forget marriage, the scam could get certain payments and goodies from Uncle Sugar curtailed) The problem is definitiely growing. As far as care of premises, the non disabled “disabled” are the worst. Not only do they not take care of the premises but their level off complaining and whining puts them in the top 1%.

    Please note: the truly disabled and people on some sort of earned benefit are completely different story. They go out of their way to help others, take care of premises and be good citizens.

  12. I failed to mention that when these “disabled” citizens are awarded disability, the effective date for benefits is the date they applied. So if you wait 18 months, you will be paid for those 18 months of back disability pay. And your minor children will also receive benefits.

    Folks, in the old days families and churches took care of people. A lot of families, mine included, will refuse to finance an able-bodied leach, even if it’s blood. And churches would counsel people, because you cannot give material help without spiritual help. But now the taxpayers are the slaves, and the slugs are our masters.

    And yes, Robert, Obama could put a stop to this…the same guy that hired 30,000 IRS agents to enforce Obamacare could investigate these lazy frauds.

  13. Morgan,

    Points well taken, but it is still not Presidents fault as the article tries to blame!

  14. Nearly 90,000 workers signed up for federal disability benefits in December — the biggest increase for that month in the program’s history.

    The Social Security Administration also released new data revealing that the number of workers collecting disability benefits hit a record 8,827,795 in December–up from 8,805,353 in November.

    Barack Obama put 3.1 million Americans on disability from June 2009 to July 2012

    Seems you are conflating how many people apply for benefits with how many actually receive them.

  15. the same guy that hired 30,000 IRS agents to enforce Obamacare

    There’s you problem. You post propaganda as fact.

  16. June 2009 to July 2012. Obama only created 2.6 million jobs in the same period.

    And one million more in the next 4 months.

  17. Ok, wait a minute, if it takes all of me, and a slice of another person, to pay for one person on food stamps, than how in the heck am I suppose to be included in the 16.2 people for one on disability??? Gumbermint fuzzy math again!

    Why am I working two job, one full, one part time to feed two kids and keep a nice sturdy roof over our heads?? OH yeah! I am a maker that believes in the MAKER and HE helps me to do what I am doing.

    The fake takers can……….you fill in the blank.



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