In The Last Three Years More Americans Signed Up For Federal Disability Than Got Jobs
But remember, according to Democrats, government dependence is something they’re proud of.
More workers joined the federal government’s disability program in June than got new jobs, according to two new government reports, a clear indicator of how bleak the nation’s jobs picture is after three full years of economic recovery.
The economy created just 80,000 jobs in June, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. But that same month, 85,000 workers left the workforce entirely to enroll in the Social Security Disability Insurance program, according to the Social Security Administration.
As Investors Business Daily further notes, that isn’t the exception in the Obama recovery, but the rule:
The disability ranks have outpaced job growth throughout President Obama’s economic recovery. While the economy has created 2.6 million jobs since June 2009, fully 3.1 million workers signed up for disability benefits.
After three years of stimulus spending, bailouts and green jobs “investments” what Obama has to show for his record is low employment rates and sky-high levels of government dependence.
A grime commentary, especially coming as it does on the week of the holiday we know as Independence Day.Tags: Economy, jobs