Obama Tries To Scare Seniors, Says Can’t Guarantee Social Security Checks

Leaders lead, managers manage, demagogues simply try and scare people. Guess which group Obama is in?

President Obama on Tuesday said he cannot guarantee that retirees will receive their Social Security checks August 3 if Democrats and Republicans in Washington do not reach an agreement on reducing the deficit in the coming weeks.

“I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it,” Mr. Obama said in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, according to excerpts released by CBS News.

Mr. Obama told Pelley “this is not just a matter of Social Security checks. These are veterans checks, these are folks on disability and their checks. There are about 70 million checks that go out.”

The man is truly shameless.

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Comment by Otis P. Driftwood
2011-07-12 15:11:55

But he gives his staff a raise after he lied and said they would not get raises.

 
Comment by Jonas Parker
2011-07-12 15:49:23

Dear Rep. Gohmert:

I just picked up the news story (below) on CBS: My wife and I are both on SS. Please advise Speaker Boehner to tell President Obama that I don’t liked to be threatened and that he can go “pound sand”! Don’t raise the debt ceiling!

Cordially,

Jonas Parker

(CBS News) — President Obama on Tuesday said he cannot guarantee that retirees will receive their Social Security checks August 3 if Democrats and Republicans in Washington do not reach an agreement on reducing the deficit in the coming weeks.

“I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it,” Mr. Obama said in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, according to excerpts released by CBS News.

Mr. Obama told Pelley “this is not just a matter of Social Security checks. These are veterans checks, these are folks on disability and their checks. There are about 70 million checks that go out.”

 
Comment by mojo
2011-07-12 16:45:35

How about we don’t pay Congress? How about we don’t pay YOU?

Stop bulshittin’ and start cuttin’, slick.

 
Comment by Word
2011-07-12 20:17:04

We get roughly 75 billion dollars per week in revenue.

FACTS are such damnable things::

The interest on our national debt is 6 billion per week.
The payments to social security are 4.3 billion per week.
The payments to Veterans(Disability and Education) is 2.7 billion per week.
The payments to the military is 7 billion per week.
The payments to Medicare is 10 billion per week.

This equals 30 billion per week.

We have 45 billion left over to continue to pay for things.

The cost of Iraq and Afghanistan is 3 billion per week.
The cost of all other foreign aid and military expenditures is 3.3 billion per week.

We now have 38 billion left over.

The cost for the education department per week is 2 billion.
The cost for all welfare services is 2 billion per week.
The cost for the department of transportation is 1 billion per week.

We now have 33 billion left over.

I think you get the point……….OBAMA is a FREAKIN LIAR.

If Welfare, Social Security, Medicare, Va and pension checks dont go out on August 3rd it will be because the Chimperor in Chief is an idiot and doesnt want them to go out. It will be by executive order not to pay old folks and the military.

It will not be because suddenly there is NO money if we cant borrow anymore.

and this is my word of the day.

 
Comment by david7134 Subscribed to comments via email
2011-07-12 21:01:39

I have checked around the web and think this was a major error on O’s part. People are very mad about the fact that seniors have been threaten. They also understand that in this situation it is Obama who is deciding who get paid and who doesn’t. We need to encourage the Republicans to hold fast and not compromise. If they show weakness, then 2012 will be in doubt.

 
Comment by gitarcarver
2011-07-13 20:41:23

We came across an article yesterday saying that Wells Fargo was getting out of the “reverse mortgage” business after HUD told them they would have to evict seniors that didn’t pay the loan back, and had fallen behind on taxes and insurance.

Wells Fargo simply said “we aren’t going to take that PR hit.”

(NOTE: Wells Fargo is not my favorite bank and certainly has not acted in the best manner possible in the housing bubble. I am not defending Wells Fargo.)

But here you have the administration making a rule that requires banks to commit what most people would consider a heinous act – throwing grandma and grandpa out onto the street. HUD and the administration won’t take the hit – the banks will.

So Obama will get to run around talking about how evil and greedy banks and businesses are, and at the same time, institute rules that require them to be evil.

Here’s the link:

http://www.americanbanker.com/issues/176_117/wells-fargo-reverse-mortgages-1039133-1.html?zkPrintable=1&nopagination=1

 
Comment by dean Subscribed to comments via email
2011-07-14 19:41:25

i think that the government should be fired as they act like 5 years olds.pass the buck and blame…it is unlawful to hold seniors hostage and put fear into them some don’t understand what all is going on and they have a hard time anyway. it is a big sin to do this.the government need to be fired but their pay needs to be cut. after all they are the ones who wasted not us and the ious should not be left up to the people to be taxed more for their waste they should have to live more simple lives as we do. and the retirement age should remain 65 not beyond .just to work longer to give more tax dollars to be wasted. we are the governments parent to bail the little 5 year old who don’t know that 2,000.00 bttles of wine and 100.00-300.00 steaks and private jet ride are paid by our tax dollars.and take out of our retirement which was a promise from our government that the tax was for us when we retired at age 65 not 69 or 70 years of age.stop the waste and help america not abroad. act more like adults admit your mistakes stop passing the buck. you need to be fired and all repalced in our vote.its like our government has gone wild…your pay need to be cut and put a freeze on big business their fees in all big business. and the government is the biggest problem not the people.it needs to learn how to be adult and keep hands off the ss money and pay up your own iou’s

 

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