ssa-spending-timeThe latest addition to the libertarian Cato Institute’s “Downsizing Government” site focuses on the Social Security Administration.

Cato’s Chris Edwards offers the following brief synopsis:

Everybody is familiar with the Social Security retirement program, but the SSA also spends $200 billion a year on disability benefits through the Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income programs. These programs have grown enormously over the last decade, despite the fact that the actual incidence of disability in the population has not increased.