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    Re: 8,853,614: Americans on Disability Hits Another Record; 3x Population of Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    After my mortgage is paid, hell I may join you, it is sickening to watch a large portion of people essentially retiring in their 30's and 40's to live on the taxpayer dime
    70% of individuals receiving disability are over the age of 50.

    About 2.5 million individuals receive disability under the age of 50.

    The highest percentage of individuals receiving disabilities are (West Virginia 9% of the pop, Alabama 8% of the pop, Kentucky 8% of the pop, Arkansas 8% of the pop, Mississippi 7.7% of the pop).

    I think it's worth pointing out the states because those are poorer states with more individuals working in blue collar jobs. The average nation wide as a % of total individuals from ages 18-64 is about 4.6%.
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    Re: 8,853,614: Americans on Disability Hits Another Record; 3x Population of Chicago

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    Re: 8,853,614: Americans on Disability Hits Another Record; 3x Population of Chicago

    I always have to laugh when I'm searching the TV for something to watch and I happen onto Judge Judy and she's got someone in the court who's on disability and she cracks about them not looking too disabled to flip burgers.

    I would never begrudge any individual who is truly disabled whether prior to becoming employment aged or who became disabled on the job or through illness, but you have to wonder what's wrong with America if almost 9 million people have legitimate disabilities.

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    Re: 8,853,614: Americans on Disability Hits Another Record; 3x Population of Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    70% of individuals receiving disability are over the age of 50.

    About 2.5 million individuals receive disability under the age of 50.

    The highest percentage of individuals receiving disabilities are (West Virginia 9% of the pop, Alabama 8% of the pop, Kentucky 8% of the pop, Arkansas 8% of the pop, Mississippi 7.7% of the pop).

    I think it's worth pointing out the states because those are poorer states with more individuals working in blue collar jobs. The average nation wide as a % of total individuals from ages 18-64 is about 4.6%.
    California has over 500 million with almost 200 million of it being mental, how odd, isn't that a liberal state? is it coincidence?

    ICDI Total Number Of People With Disabilities Receiving SSDI By Diagnosic Group (State)

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    Re: 8,853,614: Americans on Disability Hits Another Record; 3x Population of Chicago

    We have built a culture where everything is a disability. Even the slightest imperfection.
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    Re: 8,853,614: Americans on Disability Hits Another Record; 3x Population of Chicago

    The OP is from CNS, a trash rightwing websit on par with The World Weekly News reports about Batboy.

    It's false.

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    Re: 8,853,614: Americans on Disability Hits Another Record; 3x Population of Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    California has over 500 million with almost 200 million of it being mental, how odd, isn't that a liberal state? is it coincidence?

    ICDI Total Number Of People With Disabilities Receiving SSDI By Diagnosic Group (State)
    Actually the numbers for total SSDI benficiaries for 2011 is 748,000 which equals 3.1% of the population (working aged individuals 18-64) which is below the national average.

    It would also based on the chart be 200,000 individuals individuals with a mental disorder which out of a little over 24 million working aged individuals is about .83% of the total working population. Less than a percent.

    It has nothing to do with Liberal/Conservative states and everything to do with blue collar jobs vs white collar jobs.

    If someone in W Virginia has worked in a coal mine since the age of 18 his body is broken down by 50. Social Security doesn't start until the age of (65?) so they are in trouble.

    As more and more boomers retire they are getting put in that zone...if they worked office jobs they are fine...if they did backbreaking work for the majority of their lives their body may run out before SS retirement age hits.

    The problem is a little more complicated than people just one day got lazy and jumped on social security.

    All of my stats are from Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2011
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    Re: 8,853,614: Americans on Disability Hits Another Record; 3x Population of Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    Actually the numbers for total SSDI benficiaries for 2011 is 748,000 which equals 3.1% of the population (working aged individuals 18-64) which is below the national average.

    It would also based on the chart be 200,000 individuals individuals with a mental disorder which out of a little over 24 million working aged individuals is about .83% of the total working population. Less than a percent.

    It has nothing to do with Liberal/Conservative states and everything to do with blue collar jobs vs white collar jobs.

    If someone in W Virginia has worked in a coal mine since the age of 18 his body is broken down by 50. Social Security doesn't start until the age of (65?) so they are in trouble.

    As more and more boomers retire they are getting put in that zone...if they worked office jobs they are fine...if they did backbreaking work for the majority of their lives their body may run out before SS retirement age hits.

    The problem is a little more complicated than people just one day got lazy and jumped on social security.

    All of my stats are from Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2011
    I like how liberals like to use percentages when they choose to live in hordes in places like California and New York. Fact is liberal states have more people taking advantage of the system which in turn is more money shelled out by sheer volume.

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    Re: 8,853,614: Americans on Disability Hits Another Record; 3x Population of Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    The point is that they aren't really disabled.

    Technically, I qualify for disability, and there is nothing wrong with me.
    The point is the rules are bad then not those that just use the rules for their advantage.
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    Re: 8,853,614: Americans on Disability Hits Another Record; 3x Population of Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I like how liberals like to use percentages when they choose to live in hordes in places like California and New York. Fact is liberal states have more people taking advantage of the system which in turn is more money shelled out by sheer volume.
    You keep trying to turn this into a liberal vs conservative thing instead of focusing on the reason why benefits are rising.

    If you can see why percentages are used to compare 2 persons out of 100 to 1 person out of 10 I'm not sure what to say.
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