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  • New York Ssdi Fraud

    by Representative Sam Johnson

    Posted on 2014-01-14

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    JOHNSON of Texas asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.) Mr. SAM JOHNSON of Texas. Mr. Speaker, this past summer, we learned of the largest disability fraud in the history of Social Security taking place in Puerto Rico.

    Now, less than 6 months later, we hear of an even more shocking scandal in New York, where 106 people have been arrested, including former policemen, FBI employees, and firemen. Worse, about half of the defendants falsely claimed that their ``disability'' was caused as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, even though many had never even worked at Ground Zero.

    These individuals are stealing from a program that serves those who can no longer work due to a disability. This is unacceptable.

    The American people are outraged and fast losing confidence in Social Security, and rightfully so.

    That is why this Thursday I will be holding a hearing to ensure Social Security makes fighting fraud and protecting hardworking taxpayer dollars its number one priority. The time for excuses is over.


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