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We take exception; it’s not the rule

July 26th, 2012 · Comments Off · Blog, Featured Home Page Post

Open letter to The New York Times submitted last week: The premise of Frank Bruni’s Individualism in Overdrive (July 17, Op-Ed) might be accurate, but his example of Social Security beneficiaries “bilking the government” is way off the mark.  Disability requirements are stringent – most people are denied – and many eligible people must go [...]

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You get the government you pay for

August 23rd, 2011 · No Comments · Blog, Featured Home Page Post

To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of social security’s insolvency are greatly exaggerated. Future payouts are eminently fixable with a mix of cuts and revenue increases. Problems can be attributed to a lack of investment in good governance. Despite steep budget cuts, Social Security Administration Commissioner Astrue made significant headway in reducing the number of pending disability claims for [...]

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