Seattle Lawyer Weighs in on Debate about Benefits

Seattle attorney Peter  H. D. McKee, a longtime lawyer for the disabled in Seattle, published this editorial recently:

“In the past few weeks, a growing storm of attacks against disabled Americans has been fueled by the repetition of inaccurate and dangerous myths about the Social Security disability program.

“National Public Radio (NPR) recently aired a five-part series that, in many respects, demonized disabled Americans who receive Social Security Income (SSI) or Supplemental Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). The NPR report implies that disability benefit recipients, both adults and children, are slackers or are trying to scam the system, their deceit supported by the vast cabal of greedy lawyers, bleeding-heart doctors and SSDI judges who willingly give away unjustified awards of benefits at the drop of a hat. Nothing could be further from the truth…”  See full article: