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Is The Sky Falling? Is There A Way To Tell?

Posted by John Kuhnlein | May 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Almost everything you read or hear about the health of Social Security is unreliable. This is for one simple reason: politics. Commentators from the right and the left often are describing two different scenarios entirely. For those people who simply do not believe in the social safety net, the end is always near. Had these people been right, Social Security would have cratered in by now.  It is generally safe to ignore caterwauling from the political right (in all things, for that matter.) But here comes a study from Harvard and Dartmouth that says maybe the problems with Social Security really are that bad. Or maybe not. No one can be exactly sure because Social Security has been systematically inaccurate in making their own internal predictions for about the past fifteen years.  Two issues are that the Social Security models are not taking into account the full affect of the baby-boomer retirement wave and also not fully accounting for increased longevity. Why might that be? Once again the answer is politics.  The Harvard-Dartmouth study suggest that Social Security's auditors have gone so far to avoid politics that they have failed to look at all the available data. The answer, per this study, is to apply more vigorous analysis and to do it in a more transparent way.   This, the researchers argue, will allow our Solons to craft meaningful reform. Or, go on indulging in, what else, politics. 

Uncertain forecast for Social Security

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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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