Over a Half Million Illegal Aliens Have Social Security Numbers

These illegal aliens qualify for social security, including social security disability benefits. CNS News reports on the Obama White House: “Administration Gave Social Security Numbers to 541,000 Illegal Aliens.” Social Security numbers (SSNs) were given to 541,000 illegal aliens, according to Carolyn Colvin, acting commissioner of the Social Security Administration (SSA). In a March 12 letter, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) had asked SSA: “How many individuals have applied for SSNs as a result Read more […]

Not Speaking English is a Social Security Disability?

Over two hundred Puerto Ricans were granted Social Security disability status because they claimed they could not speak English. I missed this story last week, but it deserves some outrage even at this late date. The Washington Post reports that the Social Security Administration has realized that it makes no sense to grant “disability” status to Puerto Ricans: “Puerto Ricans who can’t speak English qualify as disabled for Social Security.” Hundreds of Puerto Rico’s residents qualified Read more […]

Senator Tom Coburn: We Are Engaging in Disability Fraud

The Republican Senator’s testimony should surprise no one. It has been obvious for years that we are experiencing widespread disability fraud. The government has been happy to look the other way while people claim to be disabled. According to CNS News:  “Something has to change in terms of the enforcement of our laws and the rule of law if, in fact, we’re going to change the Social Security system,” Coburn said. “We keep putting people on disability who are not truly disabled and Read more […]

The Reason You Hate Work Is Because You Would Rather Have More Leisure Time

This editorial (or really a big advertisement for “consultants”) isn’t all bad. But some of the basic framing reminds me again of the question of just how spoiled twenty-first century Americans are. The headline in the New York Times is: “Why you hate work.” The way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t feel much appreciated while you’re there, you find it difficult Read more […]

Our “Finest” Are Fine With Scamming Us: Decades-Long Disability Fraud

From CNBC: More than 100 people were rounded up and arrested Tuesday morning as part of a massive investigation into disability fraud in the New York City area, authorities said Tuesday. The alleged ringleaders, which included 83-year-old Raymond Lavallee, a former Nassau County assistant district attorney, and retired police officer John Minerva, surrendered to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, according to prosecutors. Approximately 80 additional police and firefighters, mostly from Read more […]

9-11 Fraud: Yes, If You Give Sick Free Money, More People Will “Get Sick”

I’m not against helping the poor or the sick, but we have got to admit that every time you add value to a class, more people will get into or stay in that class. If you want to help the needy you have to make sure that people aren’t faking a need or deliberately making themselves needy. Otherwise, you are robbing the genuinely needy of the help you claim you want to give them. So when you want to help people “injured” by the 9-11 attacks, especially when you include psychological “injuries” Read more […]

Record Number of Workers On Disability

In December 1968, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that there were 65,630,000 Americans working full time jobs.  In that year, 1,295,428 Americans were collecting disability payments.  That meant that there were about 51 people working full time jobs for every person on disability. In January 1997, there were 104,900,000 Americans working full time jobs and 4,385,374 on disability.  That meant that there were only 24 people working full time jobs for every person on disability. In Read more […]

TSA: Wounded Soldiers Are Potential Terrorists

The TSA may have graciously changed their rules allowing knives 2.36 inches or less in length (if it’s 2.37 inches, you’re a terrorist), but they still think people in wheelchairs are secretly planning to blow up the plane they’re about to board. A little ironic considering that the terrorists on 9/11 used box cutters probably shorter in length than the knives they now allow. And what’s the excuse for all the security theater? Oh, yeah. We live in a post-9/11 world, and we wouldn’t want Read more […]

Gov. John Kasich Betrays the People Who Put Him in Office

On Monday, Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced he will expand the state’s Medicaid program with federal dollars. Conservatives are ticked off. It was conservatives that got Kasich elected. They hoped he would reject Obamacare. Their hope was misplaced. Where does Gov. Kasich think the federal dollars are going to come from? If the money comes from other states, then where will the money for the other states come from when governors take a similar position? Somebody’s going to have to pay. There Read more […]

Welfare State Subsidizes And Protects Heavy Metal Loser

According to a music website, “Swedish man gets disability benefits for addiction to heavy metal.” “42-year-old Roger Tullgren said he consulted three psychologists to testify his addiction to the Devil’s Rock, which led to him attending over 300 concerts last ‘ear, leaving him seemingly unable to hold down a job. ‘I have been trying for 10 years to get this classified as a handicap,” he told Swedish newspaper The Local. ‘I spoke to three psychologists and they finally agreed that I needed Read more […]