On Monday, Chuck Woolery (Twitter account still unverified) tweeted an article about the staggering 14 million Americans who receive disability assistance from the federal government each month.

More from the article:

The federal government spends more money each year on cash payments for disabled former workers than it spends on food stamps and welfare combined. Yet people relying on disability payments are often overlooked in discussions of the social safety net. People on federal disability do not work. Yet because they are not technically part of the labor force, they are not counted among the unemployed.

The reporter notes that applications for disability rise and fall with the unemployment rate. Even NPR calls federal disability programs “a de facto welfare program for people without a lot of education or job skills.” Woolery, who’s had his share of legitimate health problems, couldn’t resist using some colorful language in his tweets about disability.

And may he keep on tickin’ for many years to come.