In 1970, the Disability Insurance program could be financed with a payroll tax rate of only 0.8 percent of wages; today, the cost of SSDI has tripled relative to the 1970 level. Disability benefits now make up 18 percent of all Social Security costs, up from only 10 percent in 1990. In fact, the number of people on SSDI in 2012 exceeded the entire population of New York City at 8,733,461 participants.
MacMillin Slobodien is Executive Director of Our Generation where he advocates at the federal and state level; serves as spokesman for the organization; conducts policy research and analysis; assists in and formulates reports; and has written opinion pieces that have been published in The Washington Post, The Washington Times,The Examiner, The Daily Caller and other national publications. Further, he has been instrumental in Our Generation’s effort to enact legislative term limits for elected officials as well as protect retirement security for seniors.
Slobodien is a graduate of the Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania with a degree in Government and English and is currently pursuing in law degree at the Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America, in Washington, D.C.
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