Disability on Townhall

Ken Connor - Wed Aug 20

Christine Rousselle - Mon May 5

Even Democrats in the state are condemning this one. ... more

Bill Tatro - Sat Dec 21

Mike Adams - Tue Nov 5

Paul Driessen - Wed Oct 30

Charlotte Hays - Fri Oct 11

Kevin Glass - Sun Sep 1

The unemployment rate has been going down over the last few months - slowly, yes, but surely - and the economy has appeared more resilient then predicted in the wake of sequestration going into effect. There may be underlying problems there. ... more

Kate Andrews - Sun Aug 18

The newest wave of critics are the people President Obama vowed Obamacare would save: the sick, the disabled and the poor. ... more

Daniel J. Mitchell - Sat Apr 13

When I think of the disability program, I think of the bum who is collecting a check so he can be an “adult baby” ... more

Jonah Goldberg - Wed Apr 3

The government in Britain recently did something interesting. It asked everyone receiving an "incapacity benefit" -- a disability program slowly being phased out under new reforms -- to submit to a medical test to confirm they were too disabled to work. A third of recipients (878,000 people) didn't even bother and dropped out of the program rather than be examined. Of those tested, more than half (55 percent) were found fit for work, and a quarter were found fit for some work. ... more

Rich Tucker - Sun Mar 31

In the U.S. we like to think we’re all about enabling people. We ban discrimination based on creed or color. We insist that facilities be accessible to the disabled. We brag about an America where anyone can climb the ladder of success. ... more

Mike Shedlock - Sun Mar 31

"Let's just raise a white flag and admit that the 'war on poverty' has been lost and look critically at how our programs sustain people in poverty rather than lift them out of it." ... more

Rick Santorum - Tue Mar 19

March is Trisomy Awareness Month. For my family, this has become a time to celebrate the life of our daughter Bella. ... more

Ashley Herzog - Thu Feb 14

Jennifer Morbelli’s baby had a name. The baby registry was complete, filled with already-purchased items like the book “I’ll Love You Forever.” The nursery was set up. Jennifer Morbelli’s baby, Madison Leigh, was a wanted child—and only seven weeks shy of birth. ... more

Michael Barone - Mon Dec 3

Americans are very generous to people with disabilities. Since passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990, millions of public and private dollars have been spent on curb cuts, bus lifts and special elevators. ... more

Carrie Schwab Pomerantz - Wed Nov 14

Disability insurance provides a portion of your income if you can't work because of an illness or non-job-related injury. To me, being over 50 doesn't lessen the need for it. On the contrary, it may increase it. ... more

Ken Connor - Wed Oct 24

On October 10th, as part of Chicago's annual "Ideas Week," I participated in a debate on health care rationing hosted by "Intelligence Squared." Properly framed, the issue was whether the government should ration health care at the end of life. As actually framed, the proposition was: Ration end-of-life care. ... more