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What happens when Social Security Disability runs dry in 2016?

Asked by GloPro (8248 points ) May 21st, 2014 from iPhone

Read this article or find your own research prior to responding, please.

According to this article, there has been a 73% increase since 2000 in the number of people on disability benefits. They attribute this to aging workforce (baby boomers), increased women in the workplace (I guess we’re wimpy and get hurt more?), and relaxed medical criteria as to what constitutes disabilities that inhibit the ability to work.

I say the third one, relaxed medical criteria, has created another group of people that abuse what was intended to be a useful program. However, there are clearly disabled people who need this miney every month.

Clearly, if the funds are running dry and all of these people are soon to be screwed, the plan has been mis-managed or was crap to begin with. Another poorly planned and implemented government program.

So now what? What’s the solution to the upcoming problem? I’m guessing the government will somehow ask me for more. What other solution can there be? Ideas?

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