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  • onion1273 onion1273 Apr 8, 2013 12:57 PM Flag

    Lets put this one to bed...Google the following...

    "apps npr unfit for work"
    should be your first hit- sorry cannot post the link no matter what I try.
    This is right from NPR- good reading.

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    • Hey Onion,

      That article was good..It discusses only Fed disability. Add all of the states paying disability on top of that....and the numbers rise. My guess would be that one in three to one in four are on some form of disability in the community I work in...

      The numbers are grossly misleading at 10% as many communities , like mine , are as I mentioned...


    • ""No one at the GAO can give me an accurate estimate of fraud and the SSA admits it cannot monitor the fraud cases. Hence any estimate is likely to err on the conservative side. On SSI and DI alone, fraud probably accounts for at least 2 to 3 billion dollars. And this represents only two of the many Social Security programs, albeit the ones most likely to engender fraud cases.""

      ""At present there are about 55 million Social Security beneficiaries with about $650 billion expended for the program. SSI alone has almost 8 million recipients with an expenditure of $45 billion. Assuming fraud at a modest 10 percent rate in each of three programs mentioned, there is $100 billion that is waiting to be cut in the federal budget. This is certainly not enough to balance the books, but even by Washington standards it would be an impressive start.""

      This is a low estimate...100 billion. It is not a small number as the Dim One would have you believe...


    • I don't understand what you are saying.

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