Shag-carpet topped SEN. RAND PAUL, Schrödinger’s Candidate in the 2016 Goat Rodeo has had a thought about entitlement reform and he wants to share it with us:
“I think the first thing to acknowledge is that there’s not money for all of these Social Security disability programs,” Paul told Bloomberg in an interview. “It runs out of money this year. [The program does not hit a shortfall until late 2016, according to the actuary.]
“The overall Social Security system pays out more than it takes in. So I think it’s really without question that all of these programs need to be reviewed to make them financially sound. There are people who are truly disabled, so the program should first of all prioritize those who are truly disabled.”
Aside from the fact that the disability insurance aspect of Social Security was bolted on to the side and runs out of money by design to create emergencies for the Republicans to resolve by cutting Social Security itself. Because: Granny-starving is good for a person or something. Anyway, Sen. Aqua Buddah continues:
“I think it’s important that all the advocates for disability realize that it’s in their best interest to make sure that people who are disabled are receiving money,” he said. “So, there’s a lot of reforms that we’ve talked about–having more certainty in annual exams, having the exams done by doctors who have not seen the patient and can be objective in confirming the disability. There’s a lot of reform we can do, and the key is getting the advocates involved.”
What a great idea! Let’s put all the people with chronic pain back into the MRI machines annually to confirm their injuries, that sounds like a cost-effective way to be even more cruel. Let’s spend more money to prevent some infintissimal amount of fraud, but ensure that there is absolutely no benefit for the injured.
What a twit.