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The Social Security Disability Insurance Return to Work Act

Sen. Tom Cotton, Rep. French Hill Last month marked the 81st anniversary of the Social Security Act, which established the our current retirement payment system for senior citizens. Today Social Security serves as a major source of income for millions of retired Americans, but its solvency is threatened by the explosive growth of enrollment in

Disabled: No silver bullets for looming SSDI crisis


By: M. MacMillin Slobodien Politicians have a tendency to wait until the last minute and then try to solve every problem with a quick fix. Taxpayers witnessed this with the raising of the debt ceiling and with every recent “stimulus” bill that has passed. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)—the federal entitlement program that was originally

More Americans on Government Dole Than Found Jobs

Between April and June, according to statistics released by the Senate Budget Committee, more Americans went on Social Security disability than found jobs. According to figures released by the committee, a total of 246,000 people enrolled in the Social Security Disability Insurance program while during the same period a mere 225,000 found jobs. Senator Jeff