Originally Posted by G8trGr8t
applications in 2001 were 1.5 million accoding to the ssa. In 10 years, applications have risen 100%. Another unsustainable gubmnt program stealing from future generations.
First, just to avoid the confusion that would be bound to follow -- your link refers to disabled worker beneficiaries. SSI is a different program, with separate statistics.
But, you've provided a wonderful backdrop for the discussion. The rise in applications is staggering between 2001 and 2011.
I guess you'd agree then that it probably wouldn't be accurate to suggest that the rise in claims is because the Obama Administration relaxed standards for disability?