Tucson Social Security Disability Blog

That Didn't Take Long

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Jan 06, 2015 | 0 Comments

On their very first day back in power, House Republicans took steps to undermine the Social Security disability program.  It's a bit complicated, but essentially the House of Representatives passed a procedural rule that will make it very difficult to keep the disability program fully funded. Up until now, Congress could re-balance the Social Security payroll taxes between disability and retirement. This has happened eleven times since 1968. There has never been any controversy about such a re-balancing. Under the new rule, the House cannot re-balance unless there is either a tax increase or an across the board decrease in benefits for all Social Security beneficiaries. 

Neither of these is going to ever happen.

There is no good faith basis for this action. This is simply an assault on the most vulnerable among us. The consequences are real. As early as next year, disability beneficiaries could see a 20% reduction in their already-meager monthly checks.

If the Republicans could not wait even one day to declare war on the disabled, including many, many veterans, I wonder what other tricks they have in store. Why the richest among us feel the need to demonize and punish the poorest is beyond me.  I guess many of the self-professed Christians who voted for this rule slept through most of their Bible classes. 

Matthew 25:40

And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.'

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John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.

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