The Marxist/Progressives, while doing all in their power to keep true unemployment numbers high by raising fees and taxes, foolish regulations, mandates by the EPA and of course the arch of Marxism Obamacare, are finding new ways to reward based on needs. This in reality is a guaranteed income for all as called for by Marx and the Occupy movement.
The permanent unemployment bill the Marxist/Progressives have been pushing in the senate has fortunately been unable to gain traction. The way the Marxist/Progressives are extending permanent unemployment is through disability. They have rewritten the definition of disability to virtually mean whatever the potential recipient states as their reason will qualify them for permanent disability benefits.
These are the results: The total number of disability beneficiaries in the United States topped 11 million for the first time last month, increasing from 10,996,447 in April to a record 11,004,507 in May, according to new data released by the Social Security Administration. The number of Americans receiving disability benefits continues to exceed the population of Greece, Tunisia and Portugal and is drawing closer to Cuba, whose population of 11,047,251 (as reported by the CIA) is just 42,477 more than the 11,004,507 Americans receiving disability benefits.
More wealth will have to be shared as these numbers increase which means more jobs will be lost and more people will declare themselves disabled and more money will have to be borrowed which will lower the potential growth of the nation. Obama promised he would fundamentally transform the United States. This is a part of that transformation.