A recent report found that one of the most important and least noted public programs is coming under massive funding pressure:
New congressional estimates say the trust fund that supports Social Security disability will run out of money by 2017, leaving the program unable to pay full benefits, unless Congress acts.
To say that SSDI is the thing that millions of unemployable Americans rely upon to live is an understatement.
But the future of SSDI and its funding is in the hands of people like Republican Representative Chip Cravaack of Minnesota. Chip was last seen quivering in fear and spewing out blatant falsehoods about funding Pell Grants. Representative Cravaack is a full-on TeaParty baby, who thinks things like government assistance to the needy have already taken this country to Marco Rubio’s land of ruination.
So just who is Cravaack to judge those who are in need of disability assistance?
Cravaack’s earned income for fiscal year 2010 topped out at $92,273; the cash comes in the form of disability payments for sleep apnea, which ended his flying career with Northwest Airlines, now Delta Airlines, in 2007.
Oh he’s well positioned to be a hypocrite — how completely unexpected. I bet he’s anti-Union too, guess who got him his disability?