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May 13, 2005

White House Moves Disability Benefits to The Chopping Block

THEN
Bush: Disability Benefits Won’t Be Cut. “[Bush] said he has no plans to cut benefits for the approximately 40 percent of Social Security recipients who collect monthly disability and survivor payments as he prepares his plan for partial privatization.” [Washington Post, 1/16/05]

NOW
Bush Administration Won’t Protect Disability Benefits.
“Future Social Security retirement benefits for disabled workers is a matter for negotiations with Congress as it drafts solvency legislation, the Bush administration said Thursday, declining to say whether they should be raised, lowered or left unchanged. ‘Any plan that maintains current disability benefits will need to address the transition to retirement, and those details will be worked out through the legislative process,’ said White House spokesman Trent Duffy.” [AP, 5/13/05]

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2 comments:

Gene said...

Thanks for the disability info. I hadn't run across that particular piece of the puzzle. I just heard a conservative radio talk show host repeat the old position two days ago. Why would anyone trust Bush at this point in the game?

Anonymous said...

I also Thank You for the Disability info. My husband is a disabled firefighter and the SS that we recieve helps to keep us afloat. This is the first that we have heard about this often ignored facet of the destruction of SS .
Stopping here is always so informative -- !!!