Quite a few years ago, I regularly blogged about how Congress deliberately withheld funding from the Social Security Administration. This was usually under the guise of saving the taxpayer, or moving into the electronic age (i.e. pushing online disability applications and somehow thinking that you reduce the workforce because of it). The outcome was that only 1 out of every three employees who quit or retired from Social Security would ever be replaced. This began in earnest in the 2000s.
Today, of course, it is harder to get answers to questions on retirement and disability issues and backlogs have not gotten better but worse. So, not a good approach.
This article from last year talks about further attempts by Congress, a collection of 535 nitwits, to screw things up via budget cuts (they never talk about cutting their own salaries or reducing their own staff).
Screwing up Social Security
I am a former disability examiner and I publish the website Social Security Disability Resource Center, or SSDRC for short. I also maintain a facebook page for SSDRC (Social Security Disability Blog).
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