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Latest Pathetic Conservative Attack on Social Security: Disability Fraud Hysteria | Alternet

Latest Pathetic Conservative Attack on Social Security: Disability Fraud Hysteria | Alternet. Very political, but the arguments made are sound

Bias settlement could give thousands new hearings on disability claims

The complaint was brought against the commissioner of the Social Security Administration, Michael Astrue, by eight disabled individuals whose disability benefit claims were rejected by one of five ALJs — David Nisnewitz, Marilyn Hoppenfeld, Seymour Fier, Michael Cofresi and Hazel Strauss. They work in the Queens Office of Disability Adjudication…

Fraud And Disability Equal A Multibillion Dollar Black Hole For Taxpayers – Forbes

Fraud And Disability Equal A Multibillion Dollar Black Hole For Taxpayers – Forbes. Another biased and uneducated attack on the disability system.  Once again, people choose to speak about a system they have not bothered to learn anything about and try to interpret the laws not even understanding what the…

Social Security official’s term expires next week – Management – GovExec.com

The Association of Administrative Law Judges, which represents 1,400 judges who handle Social Security disability claims, on Tuesday endorsed Altman for the top job at SSA. “During this time of tight budgets and after the poor management of the Astrue years, the nation needs an individual who can serve both…

Social Security Is Irrelevant to the Deficit – Room for Debate – NYTimes.com

But even if they were, it is difficult to see how cutting Social Security could to be part of the solution. Under the law Social Security is not supposed to be part of the budget. It is an entirely separate program financed on its own. This is not just a…