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Social Security Amendments of January 1, 2017 HA-1-1-17

 

To make insulin dependent diabetes mellitus and orphan qualifying disabilities for SSDI or SSI $777 (2018).

 

To legislate a 2.4% DI tax rate that is legible on paystubs to pay for a 3% COLA for calendar year 2017 and 2.2% DI tax rate and 3% COLA every year thereafter.

 

To amend the DI tax rate from 1.80% in 2015, to 2.37% in 2016, to 2.40% in 2017, to 2.20% in 2018 to when all the Baby Boomer shall have retired. To increase the 0.9% DI tax in 2015 to 1.2% DI tax for employees and employers in 2017 and 1.1% in 2018 under Sec. 201(b)(1)(S) of the Social Security Act 42USC(7)II¤401.

 

To amend the OASI tax rate from 10.60% in 2015, to 10.03% in 2016, to 10.00% in 2017 and 10.20% in 2018 and thereafter to prevent the DI fund from being depleted and OASI Trust Fund from premature deficit. To increase the 5.30% OASI tax in 2015 to 5.00% in 2017, to 5.10% in 2018, for employees and employers without increasing the overall 12.4% OASDI under 26USC¤3101 and 26USC(C)(21)(A)¤3111 (as hacked in 2016) or 15.3% OASDI and Hospital Insurance (HI) Federal Insurance Contribution Act tax-rate under 26USC(A)(2)¤1401.

 

To pay a 3% Cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) 2017 and 3% COLA every year thereafter to protect benefit determination from attrition by average estimated inflation of 2.7% in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) under Sec. 215(i) of the Social Security Act 42USC¤415(i).

 

Budget Declaration of the United States of America HA-1-1-17

 

Dear Ant—nio Guterres:  The United States President has not submited his budget contents to Congress by the first week of February under 31USC¤1105.  This is a formal Declaration of Non-Self Governing Territories under Chapter XI of the UN Charter by myself, Anthony, to yourself, Ant—nio.  The United States White House Office of Management and Budget, Commissioner of Social Security and Democratic-Republican (DR) two party system, require me to do their accounting until they learn to do it themselves.  The Actuary has never taken the time to calculate the OASDI tax rate right, and was just one day late to my summer solstice instructions last summer.  On the day of this declaration, February 7, Social Security Matters announced that Acting Commissioner Nancy Hillberry has been posted since Social Security New blog on January 23, 2017.  There is deep concern that she is too fat to read and write, let alone correct the errors of the Actuary, and obese commissioners greed has been  intolerably violent in the past. The temporary restraining order of the United States District Court should redress the recent incitement by US executive orders regarding the repatriation of prisoners of (crime and false arrest?) war under Art. 118 of the Third Geneva Convention and collective punishment of the nationals of seven nations under Art. 33 of the Fourth Geneva Convention.  Legal speech on the topic of migration involves changing the name of the agency to US Customs, regular priced travel and identification documents under Art. 27 of the Convention on the Status of Stateless Persons of 1954 and naturalization of persons born to foreign parents under the Convention on the Reduction of Statelessness of 1961.  Compensation for any civilian casualties caused by the recent US military action in Yemen or elswhere is recognized as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement. This budget earns a $50 to $110 billion surplus FY 2018 depending on whether or not the rich are taxed the full 12.4% OASDI tax on all their income to end poverty by 2020 with 50 million SSI benefits and pay 16-24 million poor children an SSI benefits beginning the first quarter after the tax goes into effect.  This act provides for a voluntary 1-2% UN Contribution on 1040 tax forms.  This declaration should be deposited with the Secretary-General today under Art. 36 (2)(4) of the Statute of the International Court of Justice to get the State of the Union Address right under Art. 2 Sec. 3 of the US Constitution.  Sincerely Anthony J. Sanders

 

Disability 27-2-17     

 

Statistics relating to disability beneficiaries must recognize the existence of two programs - DI and SSI. The number of beneficiaries in both programs have never been publicly added together to explain official estimates regarding 16-17 million disability beneficiaries receiving 19 million social security benefits, the sum of 10.6 million DI benefits plus 8.3 million SSI benefits. Without any new taxes on the rich, the total number of disability beneficiaries in calendar year 2017 is estimated to be 8.3 to 8.4 million SSI beneficiaries + 10.6 million DI beneficiaries = 18.9 – 19.0 million social security disability beneficiaries. SSA also paid a total of 43 million retired workers and dependents of retired workers + 6 million survivors of deceased workers = 49 million OASI beneficiaries. At a high 4% rate of population growth, due to the retirement of the Baby Boomers who nearly bankrupted the DI trust fund, the OASI population is expected to increase to 51 million OASI beneficiaries in 2017, a year from the annual report of January 22, 2016. Therefore, 51 million OASI beneficiaries + 19.0 million disability beneficiaries = a total of 70 million SSA benefits for more than 67 million beneficiaries. The International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) checklist provides a fair estimate of the disabled worker.  As of 2011, the prevalence of chronic pain in the general population of the United States has been estimated to be as high as 116 million adult. Arthritis and rheumatic conditions affected an estimated 43 million Americans in the late 1990s and this number is expected to increase to an estimated 60 million by the year 2020, about half of all painful conditions. Approximately 21 million people have osteoarthritis (OA), 3.7 million have fibromyalgia and 2.1 million have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Rheumatoid arthritis is associated with a high rate of disability, more than one-third of working persons who develop RA are unable to work after five years. 

 

Musculoskeletal diseases are the leading cause of disability and absence from work in the United States. SSA reports the rate of musculoskeletal and connective tissue disabilities has increased from 24.7% in 2009 to 33.6% in 2015. Between 2001 and 2016, the prevalence of musculoskeletal procedures drastically increased in the U.S, from 17.9% to 24.2% of all operating room procedures performed during hospital stays.  In a study of hospitalizations in the United States in 2012, spine and joint procedures were common among all age groups except infants. Spinal fusion was one of the five most common OR procedures performed in every age group except infants younger than 1 year and adults 85 years and older. Laminectomy was common among adults aged 18–84 years. Knee arthroplasty and hip replacement were in the top five OR procedures for adults aged 45 years and older.  Autologous chondrocyte implantation (Carticel, MACT) is much less invasive than total knee replacement.  Every year more than 15 million people in the U.S. have surgery and some 40 million people will undergo a procedure requiring an anesthetic. Some 2,000 of these patients will die from causes related to their anesthesia care. An anesthesia death rate of 1 in 20,000.  The U.S. surgical death rate is estimated that 1.14 percent of patients who go in for surgery never leave the hospital.  Researchers in the United Kingdom looked at more than 46,000 patients in 28 European countries who underwent non-cardiac surgery. They found that 4 percent of them died before they could make it out of the hospital. Nearly 75 percent of patients in Europe who died did not get admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU). The surgery death rates that the researchers found in other countries ranged from Latvia, which at 21.5 percent had the worst death rate, to Iceland with a rate of 1.2 percent. Disease modifying Anti-rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs) of least resistance are methotrexate an anti-neoplastic drug approved by the FDA for the treatment of arthritis that costs $1 a week; $1 clotrimazole (athletes foot cr¸me) and hydrocortisone cr¸me; Amantadine (Symmetrel) for flu, Ampicillin (Principen) for pneumonia, Doxycycline or Clindamycin (Cleocin) under age 8 for Staph, Metronidazole (Flagyl ER) for infectious diarrhea and joint infections. Studies dating back to the 1980s recommend glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate 1,000 mg to 2,000 mg of glucosamine and 800 mg to 1,600 mg of chondroitin sulfate every day.  Because the pills are so large probiotic supplementation is needed for gastrointestinal health. Following dextrose prolotherapy patients experienced statistically significant decreases in pain, sustained improvement of over 75% was reported by 85% of joint pain patients. Dextrose prolotherapy ameliorates chondromalacia of the patella, shoulder, groin, hip and elbow and improves physical ability.

 

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