As someone who receives social security disability, I take exception tho this article. First of all, it is NOT welfare. The benefits received are based on what an individual has paid into it - unless they receive SSI (which I do not, I receive SSD). Secondly and more importantly, I went through several physical examinations by my own doctors as well as social security doctors before I was approved. One can not receive benefits without qualifying and it is not so easy to qualify. The entire process was two years for me. Believe me, I would love to work. I have graduate level education (MBA) and my earnings would far, far exceed my monthly social security disability payment. This was no bargain for me.