The Social Security System's Disability Insurance Trust Fund has run deficits in each of the last three fiscal years, meaning that the government has been forced to borrow money to pay disability benefits to the workers claiming them.
Now the problem with growing government dependence is not a new topic to readers of this blog. The following two graphs - both presented in February - show 1) the virtual recent straight up trajectory of people relying on disability as their unemployment insurance benefits wind down & 2) the staggering growth in food stamps recipients. Many of us have heard BO's radio advertisements encouraging people to look into receiving food stamps. Talk about denuding people of any dignity.