Being Republican Poor In America – Republicans 2016 – ‘Rand Paul: Advocates for the Disabled Should Help Brainstorm Ways to Cut Social Security Spending’
Social Security is going to run out of money so we need to make sure that if someone says they are disabled….they really are disabled.
Now we are going to spend millions – NOT to help anyone – but to make sure someone is really disabled………….And you wonder why Social Security is running out of money.
‘On Monday, after another event in New Hampshire, Paul expanded on his disability position by arguing that advocates for the disabled needed to collaborate on cost-cutting ideas’.
“I think the first thing to acknowledge is that there’s not money for all of these Social Security disability programs,” Paul told Bloomberg in an interview’.
“It runs out of money this year. [The program does not hit a shortfall until late 2016, according to the actuary’.]
“The overall Social Security system pays out more than it takes in. So I think it’s really without question that all of these programs need to be reviewed to make them financially sound. There are people who are truly disabled, so the program should first of all prioritize those who are truly disabled.”
As the population increases, so do the number of people who will need it. Why not increase funding as the population increases?
“I think it’s important that all the advocates for disability realize that it’s in their best interest to make sure that people who are disabled are receiving money,” he said’.
“So there’s a lot of reforms that we’ve talked about–having more certainty in annual exams, having the exams done by doctors who have not seen the patient and can be objective in confirming the disability”.
“There’s a lot of reform we can do, and the key is getting the advocates involved.”
Yes. Let’s ‘advocate’ for doctors getting more money to do exams and not for people actually disabled.
From : http://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2015-05-12/rand-paul-advocates-for-the-disabled-should-help-brainstorm-ways-to-cut-social-security-spending