Monday, August 8, 2016

Social Security Disability Insurance Marks its 60th Birthday!

On August 1956 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) into law.  President Eisenhower stated at the time of signing: "I am hopeful that the new law... will advance the economic security of the American people".  Sixty years later, SSDI has provided injured and disabled workers with a safety net for their economic stability.  
We must all do more to educate the public about the importance of Social Security Disability Insurance.  Please share my blogs and social media posts.  With a backlog of more than a million cases, the Social Security Disability programs need your support more than ever.  
Public opinion polls show a strong support for SSDI.  Nearly nine in ten American's have expressed their support for the program.  (See poll results here.)  Nonetheless, over the past two years a strong minority of ultra conservatives such as Sen. Tom Coburn and Sen. Tom Cotton have done everything possible to undermine the program.