Social Security Disability and huge budget cuts
Here's a post made by Rich Feingold in the Spondylitis Association of America's Social Security Disability forum. In the post, Mr. Feingold references the huge budget cuts that I posted about quite a while back.
I haven't heard any recent news about the $400 hundred million-plus cut (and amazingly this was from the budget request of the current President, which, in itself, tells you how offbase the last congress was). However, it's worth mentioning again.
In a time when:
1. The number of elderly individuals and individuals with disabilities is growing (as a percentage of the population).
2. The social security administration is looking at significant numbers of future retirements with regard to field office employees.
How could a responsible arm of government (congress) even think of sabotaging a federal agency upon which the timely delivery of benefits for retirees and those with disabilities depends? Answer: they weren't being very responsible.
Hopefully, things will improve. However, from a fiscal perspective, it is difficult to see how that will be possible considering that the White House will be requesting an additional 100 billion for operations in Iraq.
Link to Mr. Feingold's post: More Cuts in Store for the Social Security Administration in 2007?
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