Originally Posted by G8trGr8t
see post 22. from the liberal rag no less so you should have no problem with the source.
this economy that 0 is responsible for is pushing more and more people to apply and political forces are pushing for cases to be resolved.
lawyers are running a whole industry of appeakling SSI cases for fee because they know that if they push enough cases up, they will get approved because the numbers are overwhelming the system.
Do you think that there are that many more people that qualify or that there are that many more people that have decided it is the easiest course of action under this administration?
Absolutely agree with the bolded. No question it's part of the problem. But again, the issue I have is with laying all of this on the current President.
In 2011, 3,041,500 applications were filed for SSI. In 2008, that number was 2,827,541. In 2001, it was 2,084,828.
I whole-heartedly agree that this is a trend that deserves to be examined. But to claim that it started with Obama is categorically false.