Eleven million people face a deep cut in benefits next year if Congress fails to replenish Social Security’s disability trust fund, the administration said.
Social Security Disability Benefits Face Cuts
When I first read this story about Social Security, I was totally outraged. Sometimes, I believe that our so-called “leaders” in Washington DC are in the process of eliminating disabled people altogether by starving us to death. How are we supposed to survive on the paltry sum of money that we currently get, let alone if they impose a 19% cut.
Personally, I live on straight Social Security so I probably won’t be as affected by this proposed cut as people hold them on SSDI or SSI. Those people, at least here in CA, only receive about $845 per month to live on. They are barely scraping by, as it is. Expecting them to survive on less money is nothing less than an atrocity. Multiply this amount by 12, and you can easily see that people on SSI or SSDI are currently living on starvation wages.
It’s hard enough for those of us on straight Social Security to get by with about $1145 per month, the amount I receive per month, so the politicians actually expect people on SSI and SSDI to survive? What a bunch of bastards!
In January, when I received my earned income statement from the Social Security Administration (SSA), I found out that last year I received the whopping total of $14,644, well below the poverty limit. To think that my disabled brothers and sisters who live on SSI and SSDI are forced to live on far less, makes me absolutely livid. We deserve to be treated with respect and provided enough money to live on. Instead, we have a system that treats us like we were beggars instead of equal citizens.
The thing that really gets me is the fact that the politicians always act like there’s not enough money to properly fund the Social Security Trust Fund. As anybody who has been around the block a couple of times knows, this is total bullshit. After all, the U.S. Congress is always more than willing to throw a bunch of money across the river to the Pentagon, every budget cycle. If there is enough money to maintain our bloated military, why isn’t there enough money to maintain funding that people rely on to survive?