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It Could be Dry by 2016

2015-0726 Out of Money

According to an Associated Press article, the 11 million people who receive Social Security disability face steep benefit cuts in 2016 — unless Congress acts, the government said.

The trustees that oversee Social Security said the disability trust fund will run out of money in late 2016, right in the middle of a presidential campaign. That would trigger an automatic 19 percent cut in benefits.


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Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

2 Responses to “It Could be Dry by 2016”

  • Rob Sander says:

    Stop funding wars,and there will be plenty of resources.

    • Scott says:

      Rob, your solution sounds reasonable to me. If we stopped, or perhaps drastically reduced, the money we spend killing people (including our own soldiers), we would have more money to find solutions to real problems. ~ Scott

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.