To the Editor:
As a baby boomer, my ears perk whenever I hear a politico espousing a fix for Social Security. There’s no doubt my generation is going to have a tremendous impact on the program. But retirees are not the 800-pound gorilla that nobody seems to see. (At least I didn’t until I stumbled across an article and did some research.)
The gorilla is Social Security Disability Insurance. From November 2011 to November 2012, 1.27 million people were added to Social Security Disability to increase the rolls to 8.8 million Americans. You can do the math as to the percentage of growth in one year.
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