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Does It Matter If I Vote This Fall?

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Aug 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Don't You Dare Miss It

It can be easy to think that your vote does not matter. If you need any extra motivation to vote this year, however, consider the affect the outcome in the fall will have on Social Security.  There are genuine differences in the way Republicans and Democrats approach funding Social Security.  The biggest difference is that Republicans do not want to spend the money to allow Social Security to perform its duties. You may not believe me when I say this. But officials at Social Security itself are out with some dire warnings.

Republican Funding Proposals Will Mean Much Longer Delays

According to SSA, if Congress funds Social Security at the level that House Republicans want, bad things will follow. These include not hiring any new employees. Those employees that remain at the agency would face a mandatory two-week unpaid furlough from work.  During this furlough, all the Social Security offices would be closed. The result of these closed offices is not hard to imagine. The already unconscionable delays in getting services from Social Security would dramatically increase. At present, people have to wait at least 20 months to get their disability hearings. With all Social Security offices closed for two weeks, you might look at many more months wait to get a hearing.

Must All Your Ideas Be This Dumb?

Keep in mind that Social Security is already struggling.  Since 2002, Social Security has closed more than 60 field offices. These are the places that take in and then work up applications for disability (as well as retirement and other benefits.) At present, it can take up to three weeks just to get an appointment to see someone at Social Security. Prefer to call them? Have your copy of War and Peace handy because you are going to be on hold a very long time.

Register To Vote Now

If you are planning to vote, keep this issue in mind as you decide whom to support. If you are not planning to vote, rethink that strategy. Register right now so you can have a say in how your government is run.  If you do stay home in November, please do not complain about how slow Social Security is moving.  You have a chance to make things better. All it takes is voting.

Do your part. 

About the Author

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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