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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-07-12 11:55 AM
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Piece of shit fashion editor blames the disabled for holding back the recovery
The piece of shit who wrote this article, Antonella Ciancio, is the FASHION reporter for Reuters in Italy, and this is the piece of shit MSNBC publishes.


Disability rolls may be holding economy back
Those receiving benefits now account for 5.6 percent of working age population



Monica Soltes was excited 10 years ago to leave Merrill Lynch and start her own business as an independent financial planner in San Diego. After she fell off a porch at her cousin's cottage and broke her elbow, her dreams unraveled.

Following multiple surgeries that confined her to bed, Soltes was diagnosed with a hormonal disease that is weakening her bones. She also ran out of money, signed up for disability benefits and has been unable to work again.

The 47-year-old from Michigan is among the 8.7 million American workers on the U.S. disability rolls, an important part of the social safety net. Since the recession began in 2007, she has been joined by a record number of people seeking disability benefits, raising questions about the program's solvency and casting a pall over future prospects for U.S. economic growth.

Applicants soared to a record high of 2.94 million in 2010, and have held above 18 per 1,000 workers in the past three years a far higher rate than in previous recessions.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47314827/ns/business-us_bus...
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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-07-12 07:36 PM
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1. "deadbeats" n/t
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-07-12 11:38 PM
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2. As if the military industrial complex has nothing to do with it
People like this really need to walk a mile in someone else's shoes.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-08-12 05:04 AM
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3. I did a thread here on this, too. Apparently, the disabled are the latest targets.
Edited on Tue May-08-12 05:07 AM by No Elephants
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

And, in a related matter, they want to make sure that the military contractor sector of the 1% keeps getting richer.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

National priorities and national values.
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