One of the many reasons I believe a new normal is better than an old normal has to do with social security disability.
I think it is fairly safe to conclude nobody who is a recent survivor of life-threatening adversity is in charge of, an adviser to, an auditor for the United States social security disability fund (SSDI). This means all strategic planning, financial calculations, payments , and audits of the fund are performed by “normal” people who do not have a diagnosed brain injury.
According to an article published by many reputable news agencies and newspapers, the social security disability fund overpaid approximately $17 billion during the past 10 years. The good news is the normal people were able to recover $8 billion of the $17 billion.
This event raises several questions in my mind:
- Why did it take 10 years for the social security inspector general to notice the problem?
- Why could the fund recover only $8 billion?
- What measures were put in place to prevent this from happening again?
- Were all of people in charge of oversight fired? If not, why not?
Why is it the normal people get away with doing their job so poorly, but many of us who are experiencing a new normal have difficulty finding a job because recruiters have misconceptions about what we can and cannot do?