The veterans’ benefits had to be cut because of those who are now able to claim to be disabled and do not have to substantiate their claims. This share the wealth Marxist/Progressive program exits with a cost dramatically higher than the $6.3 billion over a decade.
The total number of people in the United States now receiving federal disability benefits hit a record 10,988,269 in December, up from the previous record of 10,982,920 set in November, according to newly released data from the Social Security Administration. The average monthly benefit paid to a disabled worker also hit a record of $1,146.43 in December, up from a previous high of $1,130.34 in December of last year. Spouses of disabled workers also got a record average monthly benefit of $308.13 in December, up from a previous high of $304.31 in August. Children of disabled workers also received a record average monthly benefit of $341.42 in December, up from a previous high of $337.13 in May.
In the same budget bill, long term unemployment benefits were also ended for about 1.3 million long-term jobless Americans that extended benefits to almost two years. This is the benefit Obama and the Marxist/Progressives are fighting to restore. It will cost approximately $25 billion in one year. This benefit was simply another benefit used to share wealth and enslave Americans in yet another welfare benefit like the disability benefit.
This we expect from Marxist/Progressives. It will be interesting to see on whose side the establishment Republicans fall in this ensuing battle; for veterans who were promised and earned those benefits or for extended welfare programs to enslave even more Americans as wards of the state.