Disabled unfairly blamed for growth in unemployment

Today’s Houston Chronicle carrries an article by Houston attorney Marc Whitehead about rising disability application rates:

In a recent article published in Forbes magazine, “Add Disability to Obama’s Anti-Jobs Policies,” contributing writer Paul Roderick Gregory claims that “disability is the new normal” and a factor in the nation’s slow job growth. I wholeheartedly disagree with Gregory’s reasoning.

Unfortunately, he is not alone in his misguided viewpoint. Recently, there have been a number of articles in major news publications criticizing the Social Security Disability Insurance System. They describe the growing number of Americans in the Social Security disability system as a systemic problem that must be fixed by making it harder for people with disabilities to get SSDI benefits.c Full story here