Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Bigger Than Greece

The good news: We're not Greece. The bad news: We've surpassed them:
The total number of people in the United States now receiving federal disability benefits hit a record 10,982,920 in November, up from the previous record of 10,978,040 set in May, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration.

The 10,982,920 Americans taking disability benefits in November outnumbered the total population of Greece, which is 10,772,967, according to the Central Intelligence Agency.
We now have the equivalent of an entire nation's population on disability. How long will it be before it matches the combined populations of Europe itself?

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