Record 10,978,040 Now on Disability
Why are we doing this? Ridiculous. Even people born with disabilities find jobs and adapt. Now we’ve made it so it is easy to get qualified. The federal government needs to just stay out of it and let states, charities, and private funds take care of it. And before you jump all over me I don’t think the federal government should do much other than border security, national defense, and some modest interstate commerce regulations.
Check it out:
The total number of people in the United States now receiving federal disability benefits hit a record 10,978,040 in May, up from 10,962,532 million in April, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration.
The 10,978,040 disability beneficiaries in the United States now exceed the population of all but seven states. For example, there are more Americans collecting disability today than there are people living in Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey or Virginia.
The record 10,978,040 total disability beneficiaries in May, included a record 8,877,921 disabled workers (up from 8,865,586 in April), a record 1,939,687 children of disabled workers (up from 1,936,236 in April), and 160,432 spouses of disabled workers.