Monthly Archives: June 2011

Rectal Rhetoric From Senators Coburn & Hatch About SSDI Beneficiaries

This post has been edited to correct an error and to expand on ALJ decisions. Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) are worried. They’re all sick and nervous about the Social Security Disability (SSDI) program. According to Senator … Continue reading

Posted in Big Lies About Social Security, Disability Benefits (SSDI), Political Events Affecting Social Security | 9 Comments

2012 COLA Watch (June Report – Updated Monthly)

Background: Social Security determines whether there will be a COLA for the succeeding year and its amount in October each year by comparing the average CPI-W (Consumer Piece Index – Urban Wage Earners And Clerical Employees) for July through September … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 COLA Watch | 15 Comments

Big Lie #4 – The Voters Sent Us Here In November To Do All This Stuff

A reader of this blog made the following comment: Democrat!!!! You gotta be JOKING! After OBAMA I will NEVER vote Democrat AGAIN! This raises a very important problem Democrats will have to deal with in 2012 a lot more effectively … Continue reading

Posted in Big Lies About Social Security, Future Of Social Security, Political Events Affecting Social Security | 2 Comments

The Press Is Misleading Us — Baltimore Sun Article About 0.7% COLA In 2012

A reader sent me an email a couple of days ago citing an article from the Baltimore Sun dated May 31, 2011, entitled Social Security: After two-year drought, beneficiaries expected to get a raise — But the increase could be … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 COLA Watch | 2 Comments