Jobs report: More people went on disability than got jobs in June

posted at 1:46 pm on July 6, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

Here’s a fun tidbit that I missed from the June jobs report.  Most months, the number of people transferring out of the workforce on disability claims are easily dwarfed by the people who find jobs.  In June?  Hope and change, baby:

More workers joined the federal government’s disability program in June than got new jobs, according to two new government reports, a clear indicator of how bleak the nation’s jobs picture is after three full years of economic recovery.

The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But that same month, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Social Security Administration.

As Investors Business Daily further notes, that isn’t the exception in the Obama recovery, but the rule:

The disability ranks have outpaced job growth throughout President Obama’s economic recovery. While the economy has created 2.6 million jobs since June 2009, fully 3.1 million workers signed up for disability benefits.

I discussed this with economist John Lott, co-author of the book Debacle: Obama’s War on Jobs and Growth, and What We Can Do Now to Regain Our Future, along with Grover Norquist.  Lott explains that as people run out of jobless benefits after the two-year cycle, they look to transfer to a more permanent subsidy.  These people have given up hope of finding any kind of work in the future, and probably for good reason; two years without a job makes skill sets erode, and creates anxiety among employers who are definitely in a buyer’s market in terms of labor needs.  John explains further why this report is most certainly not a “step in the right direction,” and explains why American unemployment is now actually worse than in Europe:

John Lott on the new jobs numbers by cptned

 

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The White House’s official response to the terrible numbers today is the same excuse they’ve used over 30 times now: “it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

poorrichardsnews on July 6, 2012 at 1:50 PM

14%+ real unemployment. Does U-6 include job “disability” (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)?

rbj on July 6, 2012 at 1:50 PM

The puritan work ethic alive and well…oh wait, Obama’s in charge.

txmomof6 on July 6, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Yep the road to marxism is about complete.

bgibbs1000 on July 6, 2012 at 1:51 PM

I blame Bush

teejk on July 6, 2012 at 1:53 PM

Disability-the NEW retirement plan

gerrym51 on July 6, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Feature and not a bug in the 0bamaconomy.

jukin3 on July 6, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Every time I see or hear King Obama on the TV I feel nauseous, blood shoots from my eyes and smoke comes out of my ears.

Do I qualify for Disability?

JPeterman on July 6, 2012 at 1:55 PM

I wonder who Obama’s expecting to pull that sled?

Cicero43 on July 6, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Has anyone ever done the math to estimate how many more jobs would have had to be created in June just to pay for June’s new disability numbers? . . . These disability numbers are disturbing, but with Barry “Choom” Obama in office, it’s understandable that depression would occur in epidemic proportions in the American populace.

maubman on July 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM

“Will sprain ankle for food.”

bluesman on July 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Yep the road to marxism Serfdom is about complete.

bgibbs1000 on July 6, 2012 at 1:51 PM

Hayek saw it coming over 60 years ago.

iurockhead on July 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Obama’s America.

tom daschle concerned on July 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM

The disability laws need to be significantly reformed. I know and/or have dealt with tons of people on disability. I don’t know that I have met a single one that is truly disabled from working.

I have scumbags in my family living off disability.

We now practically consider stubbing your toe a disability. Disability should be for people who literally cannot work. Not for people who don’t want to work, get uncomfortable at work, don’t like to work, or can’t work in their preferred field.

You should be physically incurable of just about any kind of work before you are eligible for disability.

Monkeytoe on July 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Yep the road to marxism is about complete.

bgibbs1000 on July 6, 2012 at 1:51 PM

And if anyone needs more proof of that:

“Progress report on Obamacare implementation: 13,000 pages of regs, hundreds of new bureaucrats”

davidk on July 6, 2012 at 1:58 PM

If you go to Drudge, there are so many negatives in this morning’s report that you don’t know which target to attack first.

bw222 on July 6, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Obama is now the official Food Stamp/Nanny Nation/Freeloader POTUS!

pilamaye on July 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM

How is that even possible? 3.1 MILLION new to disability? Are we even verifying the disability before giving it to them? Has there been a sudden outbreak of disabling disfigurements??

MikeknaJ on July 6, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Literally crippling the economy.

xuyee on July 6, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Yep the road to marxism Serfdom is about complete.

bgibbs1000 on July 6, 2012 at 1:51 PM
Hayek saw it coming over 60 years ago.

iurockhead on July 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Same damn thing.

bgibbs1000 on July 6, 2012 at 2:01 PM

The White House’s official response to the terrible numbers today is the same excuse they’ve used over 30 times now: “it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.”

poorrichardsnews on July 6, 2012 at 1:50 PM

What they may say about the next monthly report:

Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children should avoid prolonged exposure to the Monthly Jobs Report. Caution: the Monthly Jobs Report may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds. The Monthly Jobs Report contains a liquid core, which if exposed due to rupture should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at. Do not use the Monthly Jobs Report on concrete. Discontinue use of the Monthly Jobs Report if any of the following occurs: Itching, Vertigo, Dizziness, Tingling in extremities, Loss of balance or coordination, Slurred speech, Temporary blindness, Profuse Sweating, or Heart palpitations. If the Monthly Jobs Report begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head. The Monthly Jobs Report may stick to certain types of skin. When not in use, the Monthly Jobs Report should be returned to its special container and kept under refrigeration. Failure to do so relieves the makers of the Monthly Jobs Report, Wacky Politicians Incorporated, and it’s parent company, Global Socialism Unlimited, of any and all liability. Ingredients of the Monthly Jobs Report include an unknown glowing substance which fell to Earth, presumably from outer space. The Monthly Jobs Report has been shipped to our troops in Saudi Arabia and will soon be dropped by our warplanes on Libya Syria someplace. Do not taunt the Monthly Jobs Report.

apostic on July 6, 2012 at 2:01 PM

It’s the Chicago Way – “if you don’t like the jobs report then we will bust your kneecaps.”

tims472 on July 6, 2012 at 2:01 PM

Are you better off now than you were two years ago?

Absolutely.

crr6 on May 30, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 6, 2012 at 2:02 PM

If you go to Drudge, there are so many negatives in this morning’s report that you don’t know which target to attack first.

bw222 on July 6, 2012 at 1:59 PM

I have just reported you to Attack Watch for visiting the racist Drudge site.

You have been warned.

JPeterman on July 6, 2012 at 2:02 PM

ANy chance Obama will claim for disability on November 7? We can only hope.

dirtseller on July 6, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Literally crippling the economy.

xuyee on July 6, 2012 at 2:01 PM

That’s good. I’m stealing it.

Lost in Jersey on July 6, 2012 at 2:03 PM

The guy in the picture apparently spends his donations on haircuts rather than booze. That’s a good sign. Looks like he’s out of shaving cream, though.

crosspatch on July 6, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Hope

The Notorious G.O.P on July 6, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Disability-the NEW retirement plan

gerrym51 on July 6, 2012 at 1:54 PM

It’s not that new. Unionized public sector workers claim disability in the last year of employment to sweeten their already lavish retirement benefits with sweet sweet disability benefits.

gwelf on July 6, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Jobs report: More people went on disability than got jobs in June

Talk about a kick in the gut!

We can’t afford to have the government paying all these people! We need a real economic recovery, like the one that came as a result of the Bush Tax Cuts, so that these people can get private sector jobs and contribute to government REVENUES, instead of being a government EXPENSE.

ITguy on July 6, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 6, 2012 at 2:02 PM

Heh.

BallisticBob on July 6, 2012 at 2:07 PM

But look what we inherited…we were losing 800k a month…..yada yada yada

cmsinaz on July 6, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Are you better off now than you were two years ago?

Absolutely.

crr6 on May 30, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 6, 2012 at 2:02 PM

To be fair crr6 is a lawyer and with ObamaCare still on the books and the rest of the liberal agenda it’s good to be a lawyer.

gwelf on July 6, 2012 at 2:07 PM

O’Reilly hit on this very issue in his talking points last night…

crazywater on July 6, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I bought a ladle and have been practicing my dips in a large pot of water so I will be proficient working the soup lines.I bought the ladle at a garage sale.

docflash on July 6, 2012 at 2:07 PM

“Will sprain ankle for food.”

bluesman on July 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM

+1.

hillsoftx on July 6, 2012 at 2:08 PM

Jobs report: More people went on disability than got jobs in June

Welcome to Obamaland!

#winning!

Resist We Much on July 6, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Ow, my back!

Philly on July 6, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Have PhD
Finished 3 PostDocs
Published 6 Papers
Will Work For Food

Expect PhD is in “Victimology”

Cardboard guy IS an 2008 Obama Voter

Mom is booting him from her basement

Under Obama: best “security blanky” is to get a quick job, then immediately find some way to claim disability, and then go on that vacation you feel entitled to.

BigSven on July 6, 2012 at 2:10 PM

And thus, the country is starting to eat itself from within.

NapaConservative on July 6, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Just more Øbama smoke and mirrors.

Q: How do you reduce unemployment?

A: Shift the unemployed out of the labor force by putting them on disability. Smaller labor force = less “unemployment”.

Is someone checking the HHS memos for Øbama regime’s revised disability eligibility guidelines.

Neil Bortz just said if you look at the real numbers, without the smoke and mirrors, our unemployment is worse than Europe’s.

petefrt on July 6, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Job opening for Tonya Harding.

Electrongod on July 6, 2012 at 2:12 PM

Jobs report: More people went on disability than got jobs in June

…just you wait until they start advertising the benefits…like they do food stamps!

KOOLAID2 on July 6, 2012 at 2:13 PM

I am hoping for the future’s sake that most of the newly “disabled” are those who would have otherwise been hard to employ if the economy comes back—older, long-unemployed, skilled in obsolete fields, etc.

I hate the thought of removing people more or less permanently from the workforce.

Sekhmet on July 6, 2012 at 2:14 PM

14%+ real unemployment. Does U-6 include job “disability” (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)?

rbj on July 6, 2012 at 1:50 PM

No becauase they’ve stopped looking for work. After all, once they’re on disability, there’s only two ways off – go onto OASI at age 62 or go 6 feet under.

Steve Eggleston on July 6, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Fundamentally changing America.

jukin3 on July 6, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Are you better off now than you were two years ago?

Absolutely.

crr6 on May 30, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Del Dolemonte on July 6, 2012 at 2:02 PM

To be fair crr6 is a lawyer and with ObamaCare still on the books and the rest of the liberal agenda it’s good to be a lawyer.

gwelf on July 6, 2012 at 2:07 PM

I work for a contractor as a security analyst. We’ve picked up a lot of new goverenment clients during the last couple of years. So, yeah, I’m better off than I was four years ago. I feel dirty all the time, but at lease I’m financially better off…

apostic on July 6, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Independents were fooled once. Will they be fooled again?

Will Ron Paul supporters, in typical selfish/narcissistic fashion, accept half a loaf of bread, or ensure Obama wins again until they can get their full loaf of bread from utopiaville?

Liberals are “money for nothing and chicks for free,” with no interest in working hard to get ahead, so they’ll naturally vote for whoever is stealing from the productive and giving to them, so they can continue their lazy lifestyle.

BruthaMan on July 6, 2012 at 2:18 PM

It’s exactly as Oama likes it, more modern day slaves in his voters’ plantation. He is a thief and an exploiter of the middle class and the poor.

Unemployment among blacks is at 14.4 and among Latinos is 11%, ‘officially’. That means that it’s around 18%, at a minimum.

Leftists like moochers exploited and down. Otherwise they’d wake up and vote against their ‘masters’, who need to be pitchforked.

Schadenfreude on July 6, 2012 at 2:18 PM

I blame Bush

teejk on July 6, 2012 at 1:53 PM

With all his fleas, look what a mensch he is.

Schadenfreude on July 6, 2012 at 2:19 PM

There are two types of fed disability – SSDI and SSI. SSDI is really just early SS retirement benefits. SSI is for the very poor who are unable to work. I’m on it because I have a medically disabling condition AND I’m poor. If you have money or income producing assets, you can’t get it. If your disability ever lessens, you are off the program.

Is SSI abused? Of course – it’s a government program. Are most of the benefit recipients truly needy? Yes, they are. And everybody gets the same amount – currently $698 per month.

SSDI, on the other hand, allows payments based on the last ten quarters of employment just like retirement SS benefits. But since the payments start much earlier than retirement age, SSDI is a very costly program when it’s abused.

platypus on July 6, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Barack Obama is The Man
Of a Thousand Excuses

VorDaj on July 6, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Jobs report: More people went on disability than got jobs in June

Coming soon: Ads promoting disability benefits similar to ads promoting food stamps.

petefrt on July 6, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Those who are dependent on the State, are controlled by the State.

It’s as pure and simple as that.

It’s as evil as that.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 6, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Correct me if i am wrong but are those on disability not taken in account when the unemployment rate is calculate?

Beastdogs on July 6, 2012 at 2:23 PM

To be fair crr6 is a lawyer and with ObamaCare still on the books and the rest of the liberal agenda it’s good to be a lawyer.

gwelf on July 6, 2012 at 2:07 PM

crr6 was a law student. You know, that profession that churns out too many graduates and whom cannot find jobs? Whose schools have to lie about employment numbers to keep their rankings high? Yeah.

lorien1973 on July 6, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Coming soon: Ads promoting disability benefits similar to ads promoting food stamps.

petefrt on July 6, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Do you not watch cartoon network of g4tv at night? Those are about the only ads running already.

The message, in reality is, “you’re a sucker if you aren’t your getting free stuff!”

lorien1973 on July 6, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Liberals are “money for nothing and chicks checks for free,”

BruthaMan on July 6, 2012 at 2:18 PM

FIFY.

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 6, 2012 at 2:26 PM

And Disability is FOREVER!
Why worry about unemployment when you can get disability payments for a lifetime.
I for one, HATE THE TAKERS!

Delsa on July 6, 2012 at 2:26 PM

BHO: There’s got to me more people than that we could give a piece of the social justice pie…

d1carter on July 6, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Correct me if i am wrong but are those on disability not taken in account when the unemployment rate is calculate?

Beastdogs on July 6, 2012 at 2:23 PM

You are correct. They’re neither employed nor looking for employment.

And people wonder why the President will have to deal with the final collapse of the Disability Insurance “Trust Fund” before the 2016 election.

Steve Eggleston on July 6, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Correct me if i am wrong but are those on disability not taken in account when the unemployment rate is calculate?

Beastdogs on July 6, 2012 at 2:23 PM

Steve corrected you before you posted:

14%+ real unemployment. Does U-6 include job “disability” (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)?

rbj on July 6, 2012 at 1:50 PM

No becauase they’ve stopped looking for work. After all, once they’re on disability, there’s only two ways off – go onto OASI at age 62 or go 6 feet under.

Steve Eggleston on July 6, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 6, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Get used to it, under Barry, this is ‘the new normal’.

Can you imagine what damage he’ll do with 4 more years!

GarandFan on July 6, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Steve corrected me too, so we’re even…

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on July 6, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Jobs report: More people went on disability than got jobs in June

…just you wait until they start advertising the benefits…like they do food stamps!

KOOLAID2 on July 6, 2012 at 2:13 PM
I can picture the visuals and the voice over: ‘lookie what Julia can buy with her disability benefits….fill in he blanks with what Julia desires while she ads a new benefit to her ample gubmint portfolio of entitlements :)…..

jimver on July 6, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Since when is being unemployed considered a disability?!!!!

You can’t find the job of your dreams, then go flip some burgers or wait some tables, or wash some dishes or stock some shelves, because those jobs do exist and are looking to be filled!

But I’ll be damned if some of these frigging freeloaders are going to live off my taxpayer dime by collecting disability! That’s pure bulls**t!

pilamaye on July 6, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Too bad this isn’t an election year…

Seven Percent Solution on July 6, 2012 at 2:29 PM

First I will state that we get SSI…. BUUUUUUTTTTTT:

This is based on household income. you know what happens when you make over a certain amount? the benefits go down.

So you sit there and think that its almost BETTER NOT TO WORK!

Of course I pull in ~3300 a month so that knocks us out of any benefits.

Yet, the wife’s aunt, who has bulging disks that slip all the time, gets denied.

watertown on July 6, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Surprised it’s not even more considering the millions of mentally disabled people that voted for Obama.

sentinelrules on July 6, 2012 at 2:33 PM

From the Romney camp via Zippy:

June 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is informative to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/07/06/employment-situation-june)

May 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/06/01/employment-situation-may)

April 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/05/04/employment-situation-april)

March 2012: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, and it is helpful to consider each report in the context of other data that are becoming available.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/04/06/employment-situation-march)

February 2012: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report; nevertheless, the trend in job market indicators over recent months is an encouraging sign.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/03/09/employment-situation-february)

January 2012: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report; nevertheless, the trend in job market indicators over recent months is an encouraging sign.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/02/03/employment-situation-january)

December 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/01/06/employment-situation-december)

November 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/12/02/employment-situation-november)

October 2011: “The monthly employment and unemployment numbers are volatile and employment estimates are subject to substantial revision. There is no better example than August’s jobs figure, which was initially reported at zero and in the latest revision increased to 104,000. This illustrates why the Administration always stresses it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK:http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/11/04/employment-situation-october)

September 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/10/07/employment-situation-september)

August 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/09/02/employment-situation-august)

July 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/08/05/employment-situation-july)

June 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/07/08/employment-situation-june)

May 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/06/03/employment-situation-may)

April 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/05/06/employment-situation-april)

March 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/04/01/employment-situation-march)

February 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/03/04/employment-situation-february)

January 2011: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/02/04/employment-situation-january)

December 2010: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/01/07/employment-situation-december)

November 2010: “Therefore, as the Administration always stresses, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/12/03/employment-situation-november)

October 2010: “Given the volatility in monthly employment and unemployment data, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/11/05/employment-situation-october)

September 2010: “Given the volatility in the monthly employment and unemployment data, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report.” (LINK:http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/10/08/employment-situation-september)

July 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative. It is essential that we continue our efforts to move in the right direction and replace job losses with robust job gains.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/08/06/employment-situation-july)

August 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/09/03/employment-situation-august)

June 2010: “As always, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/07/02/employment-situation-june)

May 2010: “As always, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/06/04/employment-situation-may)

April 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/05/07/employment-situation-april)

March 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/04/02/employment-situation-march)

January 2010: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/02/05/employment-situation-january)

November 2009: “Therefore, it is important not to read too much into any one monthly report, positive or negative.” (LINK: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2009/12/04/employment-situation-november)

Akzed on July 6, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Where are the trolls?

JPeterman on July 6, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Since when is being unemployed considered a disability?!!!!

You can’t find the job of your dreams, then go flip some burgers or wait some tables, or wash some dishes or stock some shelves, because those jobs do exist and are looking to be filled!

But I’ll be damned if some of these frigging freeloaders are going to live off my taxpayer dime by collecting disability! That’s pure bulls**t!

pilamaye on July 6, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Those jobs that you mentioned there are plenty, but they are beneah the Julias of this land…I mean waiting tables, washing dishes,fllippig burgers sounds like real work….ewwww….Julia is mot endorsing this exploitative stance….

jimver on July 6, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Where are the trolls?

JPeterman on July 6, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Uuurp!

Steve Eggleston on July 6, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Obama Admin Has Warned “Not To Read Too Much” Into Monthly Jobs Report 30 Times Dating Back To November 2009

Akzed on July 6, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Where are the trolls?

JPeterman on July 6, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Disabled :)…

jimver on July 6, 2012 at 2:39 PM

The disability laws need to be significantly reformed. I know and/or have dealt with tons of people on disability. I don’t know that I have met a single one that is truly disabled from working.

I have scumbags in my family living off disability.

We now practically consider stubbing your toe a disability. Disability should be for people who literally cannot work. Not for people who don’t want to work, get uncomfortable at work, don’t like to work, or can’t work in their preferred field.

You should be physically incurable of just about any kind of work before you are eligible for disability.

Monkeytoe on July 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Ditto, Ditto and Ditto! Too many lazy slugs on disability. When I see a veteran with no legs or arms making a living, I want to slap the living hell out of the slugs.

cajunpatriot on July 6, 2012 at 2:39 PM

What happened to Fionna (the red head on the cell phone in the unemployment line)? She hasn’t been seen in ages. She get a job? On Staycation? Drawing unemployment and watching Dr Phil? Obama intern?

Dingbat63 on July 6, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Okay, now I see there was a thread for the “30 times” thingy in the headlines…

Akzed on July 6, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Hmmm. I applied last year based on arthritis in my spine, which is one of the things listed as a disabling condition. My MRI showed “moderate to severe cervical stenosis” and general deterioration of the spine.

After several months of appealing, I was turned down. My lawyer said it was because a) I was too young (42), and b) The work I did previously was not physically strenuous. He said to reapply at age 50 or when I get worse.

I hear the stories of people getting disability for phantom ailments, but it was not that easy in my experience.

Thoughts? Find a new attorney? Take more drugs and bear it? Change my registration to Democrat?

Mr. Wednesday Night on July 6, 2012 at 2:40 PM

You should be physically incurable of just about any kind of work before you are eligible for disability.

Monkeytoe on July 6, 2012 at 1:56 PM

I work for lawyers in Workers’ Compensation…you would not BELIEVE what passes for SS Disability these days. Just would not believe it.

NJ Red on July 6, 2012 at 2:41 PM

What happened to Fionna (the red head on the cell phone in the unemployment line)? She hasn’t been seen in ages. She get a job? On Staycation? Drawing unemployment and watching Dr Phil? Obama intern?

Dingbat63 on July 6, 2012 at 2:39 PM

She goes by Julia these days :)…

jimver on July 6, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I loved Fiona. I would offer her a job as my GF.

sentinelrules on July 6, 2012 at 2:42 PM

128,000 jobs added
189,000 new people added to the work force
87,000 people added to disability.

Obama: right direction

I have no more hair to pull out, my lungs are screamed out, every tv screen in my house is broken, there is no medication left that can calm me………..

katablog.com on July 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I cannot believe that someone on CNBC actually said out loud that as the chances increase that Obama might get reelected towards the fall that there is significant downside risk to the stock market. OMG. Translation, if the Market believes Obama will win, it will crash. I tried to get a the link but couldn’t. It is on the CNBC home page, under videos by Doug Kass. Probably won’t stay up for long.

txmomof6 on July 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Retardanomics.

spinach.chin on July 6, 2012 at 2:44 PM

“Julia” is busy spitting out wards of the State, like some kind of pulsating termite queen.

The State needs her.

OhEssYouCowboys on July 6, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Government is created by man to supply the things we can not do for ourselves. Fight international wars, fight crime, fight fires, and teach the children. To be compassionate it’s expanded to take care of the severely infirmed, handicapped and old.

Sadly the liberals have scratched and clawed to have government provide food, clothing, housing, and utilities to those who are simply willing to accept it. Nothing more than an interview and an application make you eligible nowadays.

When we turned that corner this country became half of the country my grandparents had inherited. Just ask your grandparents if you are blessed to still have them.

Bensonofben on July 6, 2012 at 2:49 PM

To be fair crr6 is a lawyer and with ObamaCare still on the books and the rest of the liberal agenda it’s good to be a lawyer.

gwelf on July 6, 2012 at 2:07 PM

When she wrote that she was a 2L student. Meaning she would be a 3L in the upcoming school year. Not a lawyer yet.

chemman on July 6, 2012 at 2:56 PM

NJ Red on July 6, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Trust me I would believe since I have seen perfectly healthy adults turn down jobs because it would interfere with obtaining disability.

chemman on July 6, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Another reason why Mitt Romney (Good luck with this) needs to grab the common ground between the tea parties and the Occupy Movement:

Banks are corrupt

If anything, the entire new crop IRS enforcers should be reassigned away from Obamacare (which Mitt has promised to trash) to enforcing the law in our corrupt financial sector.

White collar crooks in our financial institutions (and around the world) need to start suffering heavy penalties and jail in federal prisons.

Until they are treated like street thugs, these White collar Wall Street shysters will continue to do their part in destroying us.

rickyricardo on July 6, 2012 at 3:01 PM

This is a step in the right direction.

Good Lt on July 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Folks, Obama is right on schedule in destroying the institutions and citizens of the United States!! The Alinsky strategy of overwhelming the systems and demoralizing the citizens is working almost flawlessly!! He is driving millions into his federal dependency trap!! The job will be complete if he implements Obamacare!! Resist we must!! Four more years of this will finish off our nation!! BTW, it will take years and years to restore our freedoms. Winning the next elections will simply be a starting point of a struggle as massive as the civil war!! It’s a marathon: not a sprint!!Buck up!!

Marco on July 6, 2012 at 3:06 PM

And this is why Social Security is going bankrupt. This government is using funds that every American is paying into for retirement and allowing people who have paid little to nothing to get disability checks for the rest of their lives. This is nothing but an early retirement program for the lazy, with the help of psychiatrists, pathologists, sociologists and the like.

djaymick on July 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM

So the scary thought here is obama and the left can easily manipulate the unemployment figures by encouraging people to go for disability and others to drop out of the labor market by offering some sort of freebe, which will falsely reduce unemployment rate do to these people no longer being counted, the liberal media will enthusiastically report to the gullible this falsified unemployment rate to help obamas relection. The Obama regime is crooked and power mad i would not put anything pass them.

Beastdogs on July 6, 2012 at 3:18 PM

djaymick on July 6, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Exactly!! Destroy everything..then implement the Muslim, Communist, Democrat,Welfare, Alien, form of government!!!

Marco on July 6, 2012 at 3:20 PM

A family friend just went on SSDI. I didn’t even know anything was wrong with her. I think it was a psychiatric disability. I’m a conservative. I’ve *got* to qualify based on that alone.
:D :D :D :D

Paul-Cincy on July 6, 2012 at 3:41 PM

There are too many people that still work that are getting disability…I asked one woman whose husband is on disability what he is doing now and she said building a barn! Being naive I asked what for and she said for all his new farming equipment! No kidding!

DanaSmiles on July 6, 2012 at 3:47 PM

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