In case you missed the 60 Minutes piece last night on “Disability, USA” be sure to check it out here. Wait until you meet the lawyer from West Virginia. You’ll be ready to drive down there yourself in a fit of rage.
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is a topic that Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy Studies, covered in detail at the Cato 200 Laguna Beach, CA retreat. I spoke with Chris after his talk and I will continue to share his insight with you. In his latest piece, Chris writes, “The abuse and overspending in government disability programs is so bad that even National Public Radio and 60 Minutes have taken notice. On the heels of this excellent NPR examination of the ‘disability industrial complex,’ the venerable CBS news show last night profiled Senator Tom Coburn’s efforts to uncover fraud in the two big federal disability programs.