Posted on November 22, 2016 by willyloman
by Scott Creighton
Yesterday I wrote Obama’s Reactionary Attack on the Disabled is Followed Up by HUGE Unpayable Bills! Just Like Reagan did in the ’80s. It was a reaction to my personal situation where I have been kicked off SSDI by a dishonest Administrative Law Judge, Judge Weakley, and have now been notified by the Social Security Administration that I owe them $34,000 and have to pay it by next week.
Upon further review, the title of yesterday’s article couldn’t have been more accurate. I found this today:
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Posted on November 21, 2016 by willyloman
by Scott Creighton
UPDATE 2: You Think What I Wrote Yesterday Was Hyperbole? Check This Out
UPDATE: Please see important update at end of article
A month ago I wrote about how I have been caught up in a little known reactionary program approved by the republican congress and our neoliberal republican-light president Barack Obama. One that was designed to “save” Social Security by attacking disabled people and kicking them off SSDI benefits in HUGE numbers.
The program of continued disability review (CDR) was ramped up in 2014 when a neoliberal panel of technocrats were appointed to figure out how to “save” Social Security. What they decided to do was pump 1.4 billion EXTRA DOLLARS into the review program and speedily kick untold thousands of people off disability just as quickly as humanly possible.
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Posted on September 14, 2015 by willyloman
(I know for a fact that this process of reviewing disability claims in order to kick the disabled off of the worker’s insurance program they paid into their entire working lives (Social Security Disability) is taking place right here in the United States as well. I know because I am one of those being “reviewed” and am now in the final stages of a 19 month process waiting for my final hearing. In the UK they have been doing this since 2011 and they have found thousands of disabled people “fit to work” who ended up dying when they were forced to return to work by these neoliberal careerists who were tasked with reducing the numbers of people on disability in the UK. These Ayn Rand loving ghouls are literally kicking the sick and disabled out onto the streets to die.. cutting away the dead flesh of society, as they say. In their minds they are performing an Objectivist service for the nation. Kick out all they can possibly justify and the ones who are faking will go back to work and the ones who are really sick and disabled will die off thus “thinning the herd” and improving conditions for the rest. It is a monstrous ideology they hold and it is happening right here, right now, before our very eyes. Though I have been reluctant to report on my own experience with this process here in the states, I have decided I will do so for as long as I can.)
from the Independent
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