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Combine Funding For Disability And Retirement?

Posted by John Kuhnlein | May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Republicans, as we know, are determined to use any means possible to cut funding for Social Security disability. One current method is to create a phony crisis and then rush into with a Draconian solution.  The phony crisis, in this case, is a pending shortfall in the money available to pay Social Security disability beneficiaries. It is a manufactured problem because the only required action is to move some of the money set aside for retirement into disability. Just like Congress has always done. To counter this notion, Democrats suggest combining the funding for retirement and disability into one large pot of money. This, say the Democrats, eliminates the need to reallocate between the two. It also promoted efficiency given that there would be one large trust fund instead of two. So, is this a good idea? Paint me skeptical on this one. The idea has a lot of appeal, but I fear that if you combine the two programs, you will lose some of the accountability for each. You might also set up a situation where retirees and the disabled blame each other for any under funding of Social Security. Can't you just hear the catcalls about moochers and fakers versus millionaire retirees living in condos on the beach?
On balance, I'd say both parties are wrong on this one (what a surprise, right?) Rather than make fundamental changes, just allow for reallocating between the two. Like we have always done. End of story.

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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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