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Topic - Patrick P. O'Carroll Jr.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke on Tuesday urged Republicans to support raising the nation's borrowing limit. He said threatening to block the increase to gain deeper federal spending cuts could backfire and worsen the economy.
A key senator has asked the Social Security Administration to investigate how people who live their lives role-playing as "adult babies" are able to get taxpayer-funded disability payments — after one of them was featured on a recent reality TV episode wearing diapers, feeding from a bottle and using an adult-sized crib he built.
In all, about 10 percent of the payments made by the agency's Supplemental Security Income program were improper, said Patrick P. O'Carroll Jr., the inspector general for Social Security.