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  •  I think the sick economy of the past five years, (6+ / 0-)

    which is not reflected in the data above, has sent many people onto the disability rolls who would not be there if there were jobs available.  Some worked steadily despite having disabilities--One was my boss--and then lost her job, exhausted her unemployment benefits and savings and was left with no other option.  I give her credit for working the many decades she did with her grave post-polio illnesses involving oxygen and a wheelchair.  While working she supported all the safety net programs, so she should not be denied when her misfortune drove her onto the rolls.  The economy has disabled many who soldiered on during better times, especially when they have families to support.

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    by judyms9 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 02:37:12 PM PST

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