About four decades ago, most of the children S.S.I. covered had severe physical handicaps or mental retardation that made it difficult for parents to hold jobs — about 1 percent of all poor children. But now 55 percent of the disabilities it covers are fuzzier intellectual disabilities short of mental retardation, where the diagnosis is less clear-cut. More than 1.2 million children across America — a full 8 percent of all low-income children — are now enrolled in S.S.I. as disabled, at an annual cost of more than $9 billion.
December 10, 2012
Obama shows the future of the country is the last thing on his mind.
December 9, 2012
The youth vote doesn't hold a candle to the effects of immigration.
December 5, 2012
Opening the gates to seditionists and parasites.
November 28, 2012
The lurid tale of Riad Elsolh Hamad.
November 1, 2012
Federal welfare programs increased $563.413 billion in fiscal year 2008 to $745.84 billion in fiscal year 2011 — a 32 percent increase.
October 18, 2012
A draconian idea perfect for a state that disdains personal liberty.
October 8, 2012
Food stamps don't count as public assistance?
October 4, 2012
The plan that really turns the government program into a "death trap" for its beneficiaries.
October 4, 2012
Have officials axed a requirement prohibiting entry to new immigrants likely to go on welfare?
October 3, 2012
One of fourteen children from at least six different fathers, Larmondo "Flair" Allen went into the family business early collecting 950 dollars each in welfare checks for each of his nine children for a total of $8,550 a month. which with other benefits comes out to over $100,000 a year.
September 18, 2012
Respected left-wing figures who agree with the ad are curiously being ignored by the Left.
August 29, 2012