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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Shocker. "Widespread Fraud Reported in Social Security Administration's Disability Program"

"Now look folks. Let me make this clear. An historic increase in disability claims is a good thing for America. It allows the unemployment rate to be artificially low as people give up on looking for non-existent work and get on the disability bandwagon to support their families. It puts millions on the government dole-- to give them a financial incentive to vote for more nanny-state friendly candidates. And it allows the politically connected to embezzle federal funds for their own betterment And then to re-invest significant amounts tpward campaign contributions. It's win-win-win!"

OMG! Who could have seen this coming? Widespread fraud in a disability program?!

From the Fox News article by Doug McKelway:

A two-year investigation by the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations has found widespread fraud in the Social Security Administration's Disability Program.
The fraud is so rampant, and disability cases have so proliferated in recent years, that the Social Security's Disability Trust Fund may run out of money in only 18 months, says Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., whose office undertook the investigation. 
Coburn’s report on widespread fraud, released Monday, focuses in large part on a veritable "disability claim factory" allegedly run by attorney Eric C. Conn out of his small office in Stanville, Kentucky, a region of the country where 10 to 15 percent of the population receives disability payments. 
The report documents how Conn allegedly worked together with Administrative Law Judge David Daugherty and a team of favored doctors with checkered pasts, including suspended licenses in other states, who rubber stamped approval of disability claims. In most cases, the claims had been prepared in advance with nearly identical language by staffers in Conn's law office. 
The report found that over the past six years, Conn allegedly paid five doctors almost $2 million to provide favorable disability opinions for his claimants. 
In 2010, the last year for which records are available, Daugherty approved 1375 disability cases prepared by Conn's office and denied only 4 of them - an approval rate that other administrative law judges have described as nearly impossible. 
The alleged fraud highlights an endemic problem in Social Security disability benefit awards. The Coburn report says a random examination of 300 case files by Congressional staff found more than a quarter of the case files “failed to properly address insufficient, contradictory, or incomplete evidence,” suggesting a high rate of fraud or abuse. 
Disability payments have skyrocketed across the U.S. in recent years. At the end of August 2013, more than 14 million Americans were receiving disability benefits The Social Security Administration has blamed aging baby boomers and the lingering effects of the recession as two causes, but another appears to be the SSA's attempt to reduce the back-log of disability cases.

Obama's America, much like Chicago and other political-machine cities and/or states, is rife with corruption in which the various politically connected fleece millions-- if not billions of dollars at this point--- from social welfare programs and the like. It's a time honored tradition.

But then again, this kind of talk is all racist or something... I mean I did use the term "Chicago" which is apparently a code word for racism or something.

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