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    8,786,049: Yet Another Record For Americans Collecting Disability

    The Social Security Administration has released new data revealing that 8,786,049 American workers are collecting federal disability insurance payments in September. That sets yet another record for the number of Americans on disability.
    8,786,049: Yet Another Record for Americans Collecting Disability | CNSNews.com

    the entire obama economy is disabled

    58% of the paltry jobs created since the official end of the recession, coinciding almost exactly with the promotion of pissed off president punt, are in the lowest third of earners, pulling down a lugubriously unlivable $7.69 to $13.83 per hour

    Majority of new jobs in recovery are low-paying, study finds - latimes.com

    moreover, the actual incomes of middle class americans have fallen TWICE as fast AFTER the recession ended as they dropped DURING the deepest dark days of depression

    Household income fell 4.8% during economic recovery, latimes

    two weeks ago, we learned a record number of americans are dependent on food stamps

    Food stamp enrollment hits record high of 46.7M | Mail Online

    never before have so many americans lived in poverty

    BBC News - Number of Americans in poverty hits record high

    america's willing work force is at historic lows

    Fox: Labor Participation Rate Falls to 63.5%, 30-Year Low

    if the participation rate was what it was on january 20, 2009, our nation's unemployment rate would be 11.2%

    our near retirees take disability, folks go on social security early

    Record Social Security payouts in fiscal 2012 | Times 247

    mitt romney is right---tens of millions of our neighbors and friends are trapped, unable these days to get along on their own without public assistance, a tragedy

    despair is palpable

    HuffPo/Long Term Unemployment: A National Crisis

    nationally, 44% of our unemployed have been so more than six months, completely new territory for the united states

    in 1983, 26% of unemployed were long term, our nation's previous high

    in virtually every measurable we see misery

    America's gross domestic product — the broadest measure of economic output — grew 6.8 percent from the April-June quarter of 2009 through the same quarter this year, the slowest in the first three years of a postwar recovery. GDP grew an average of 15.5 percent in the first three years of the eight other recoveries analyzed.

    Consumer spending has grown just 6.5 percent since the recession ended, feeblest in a postwar recovery. In the first three years of previous recoveries, spending rose an average of nearly 14 percent.

    The economy shed a staggering 8.8 million jobs during and shortly after the recession. Since employment hit bottom, the economy has created just over 4 million jobs. So the new hiring has replaced 46 percent of the lost jobs, by far the worst performance since World War II. In the previous eight recoveries, the economy had regained more than 350 percent of the jobs lost, on average.

    Adjusted for inflation, wages have fallen 0.8 percent. In the previous five recoveries —the records go back only to 1964 — real wages had gone up an average 1.5 percent at this point.
    Economic recovery is weakest since World War II - Yahoo! News

    that's a lot of what bill clinton calls arithmetic

    and what precisely does pissed off president punt propose?

    only more of the same tired, old liberal politics

    america simply can't afford it
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    Re: 8,786,049: Yet Another Record For Americans Collecting Disability

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    Re: 8,786,049: Yet Another Record For Americans Collecting Disability

    So, lets go back in time to 1/1/2009. By magical means we elected The Prof. What would you have done? I contend that anything short of divine intervention would have us right where we are now. I hope you can express what you would have done, how you would have gone about it (using Constitutional means) and what outcome you would hav expected.

    This is a real question and I hope you'll discuss it with me. I don't have a cat in this race. I'm voting for Gary Johnson. So no partisan stuff, real thoughts. Thank you.



    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    8,786,049: Yet Another Record for Americans Collecting Disability | CNSNews.com

    the entire obama economy is disabled

    58% of the paltry jobs created since the official end of the recession, coinciding almost exactly with the promotion of pissed off president punt, are in the lowest third of earners, pulling down a lugubriously unlivable $7.69 to $13.83 per hour

    Majority of new jobs in recovery are low-paying, study finds - latimes.com

    moreover, the actual incomes of middle class americans have fallen TWICE as fast AFTER the recession ended as they dropped DURING the deepest dark days of depression

    Household income fell 4.8% during economic recovery, latimes

    two weeks ago, we learned a record number of americans are dependent on food stamps

    Food stamp enrollment hits record high of 46.7M | Mail Online

    never before have so many americans lived in poverty

    BBC News - Number of Americans in poverty hits record high

    america's willing work force is at historic lows

    Fox: Labor Participation Rate Falls to 63.5%, 30-Year Low

    if the participation rate was what it was on january 20, 2009, our nation's unemployment rate would be 11.2%

    our near retirees take disability, folks go on social security early

    Record Social Security payouts in fiscal 2012 | Times 247

    mitt romney is right---tens of millions of our neighbors and friends are trapped, unable these days to get along on their own without public assistance, a tragedy

    despair is palpable

    HuffPo/Long Term Unemployment: A National Crisis

    nationally, 44% of our unemployed have been so more than six months, completely new territory for the united states

    in 1983, 26% of unemployed were long term, our nation's previous high

    in virtually every measurable we see misery



    Economic recovery is weakest since World War II - Yahoo! News

    that's a lot of what bill clinton calls arithmetic

    and what precisely does pissed off president punt propose?

    only more of the same tired, old liberal politics

    america simply can't afford it

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    Re: 8,786,049: Yet Another Record For Americans Collecting Disability

    So, lets go back in time to 1/1/2009. By magical means we elected The Prof. What would you have done? I contend that anything short of divine intervention would have us right where we are now. I hope you can express what you would have done, how you would have gone about it (using Constitutional means) and what outcome you would have expected.

    This is a real question and I hope you'll discuss it with me. I don't have a cat in this race. I'm voting for Gary Johnson. So no partisan stuff, real thoughts. Thank you.



    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    8,786,049: Yet Another Record for Americans Collecting Disability | CNSNews.com

    the entire obama economy is disabled

    58% of the paltry jobs created since the official end of the recession, coinciding almost exactly with the promotion of pissed off president punt, are in the lowest third of earners, pulling down a lugubriously unlivable $7.69 to $13.83 per hour

    Majority of new jobs in recovery are low-paying, study finds - latimes.com

    moreover, the actual incomes of middle class americans have fallen TWICE as fast AFTER the recession ended as they dropped DURING the deepest dark days of depression

    Household income fell 4.8% during economic recovery, latimes

    two weeks ago, we learned a record number of americans are dependent on food stamps

    Food stamp enrollment hits record high of 46.7M | Mail Online

    never before have so many americans lived in poverty

    BBC News - Number of Americans in poverty hits record high

    america's willing work force is at historic lows

    Fox: Labor Participation Rate Falls to 63.5%, 30-Year Low

    if the participation rate was what it was on january 20, 2009, our nation's unemployment rate would be 11.2%

    our near retirees take disability, folks go on social security early

    Record Social Security payouts in fiscal 2012 | Times 247

    mitt romney is right---tens of millions of our neighbors and friends are trapped, unable these days to get along on their own without public assistance, a tragedy

    despair is palpable

    HuffPo/Long Term Unemployment: A National Crisis

    nationally, 44% of our unemployed have been so more than six months, completely new territory for the united states

    in 1983, 26% of unemployed were long term, our nation's previous high

    in virtually every measurable we see misery



    Economic recovery is weakest since World War II - Yahoo! News

    that's a lot of what bill clinton calls arithmetic

    and what precisely does pissed off president punt propose?

    only more of the same tired, old liberal politics

    america simply can't afford it

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    Re: 8,786,049: Yet Another Record For Americans Collecting Disability

    Y'know what would help prevent all those people who lost their middle class jobs from losing their health insurance and subsequently falling into the ranks of the disabled? Universal health care.

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    The disability system is pretty ripe with fraud and moral hazard, but that is not Obama's fault.
    It was like that far before he was even old enough to run for Pres.
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    Re: 8,786,049: Yet Another Record For Americans Collecting Disability

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    The disability system is pretty ripe with fraud and moral hazard, but that is not Obama's fault.
    It was like that far before he was even old enough to run for Pres.
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    Re: 8,786,049: Yet Another Record For Americans Collecting Disability

    Disability has become a catch all for people who have been ousted from other assistance programs justifiably or not. Since the reforms on welfare limiting the period that people can collect benefits there has been a huge surge in filings for children to collect disability. Workers injured on the job find out that most companies can weasel out of any real compensation through forced arbitration and end up on SSD. I guess it also never occurred to the OP that the veterans returning from the two wars "W" waged are also inflating the rolls when they return and can't find employment. It's even possible to collect VA disability and Social Security disability at the same time, my neighbor does it. As for wages dropping, that's been going on for much longer than the Obama presidency. One of my major objections to the GOP's mantra that small business will save America is that the vast majority of the jobs created by small business are low paying service jobs. Opening a Subway franchise might do wonders for the owner's financial bottom line but it isn't going to boost his minimum wage employees out of poverty.

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    Did Obama personally break their legs?
    no, their hearts

    The Hope And The Change - Official Movie Trailer - YouTube

    40 former obama voters, D's and I's, all from swing states, testify to their angst:

    didn't get what i was expecting, lost faith, party's over, smoke's cleared, no solutions, broken promises, credit rating, gas, food, premiums, never been so broke, we got fooled, not working, hole's getting deeper, buyers remorse, let me down, no hope no change, lousy job, we're divided, time for a change...

    "i just don't wanna hear it anymore"

    can you blame em?

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    Re: 8,786,049: Yet Another Record For Americans Collecting Disability

    Universal health care.
    chair of senate budget, aug, 2009:

    Democratic senator: Public health insurance option dead - CNN

    harry had 60 dems at the time

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