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Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue responds to questions at a hearing in Akron, Ohio on November 15, 2010.
Monday, Aug. 22, 2011

Open quoteIt's primarily economic desperation — people on the margins who ... have no other place to go, and they take a shot at disability.Close quote

  • Social Security commissioner, as laid-off workers and aging baby boomers flood Social Security's disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system toward insolvency
Photo: Tony Dejak, File / AP | Source: AP