Another Record… 5.4 Million Americans Join Disability Rolls Under Obama

Another notch in his belt.
Barack Obama is the worst jobs president since the Great Depression.
Barack Obama has tripled the US deficit.
Barack Obama added $5 trillion to the US debt.

And now this…
Over 5.4 million Americans joined the disability ranks under Barack Obama.

Investor’s Business Daily reported:


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. Even after accounting for all those who’ve left the program — mainly because they hit retirement age or died — that’s up 53% from a decade ago.

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