Obama using fear tactics: Says elderly won't receive Soc. Sec. checks after Aug. 3rd

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  1. Prinnctopher's Belt

    Prinnctopher's Belt Antiquities Friend SF Supporter

    July 12, 2011 12:30 PM

    Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3

    By Corbett B. Daly

    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.

    The Obama administration and many economists have warned of economic catastrophe if the United States does not raise the amount it is legally allowed to borrow by August 2.

    Lawmakers from both parties want to use the threat of that deadline to work out a broader package on long-term deficit reduction, with Republicans looking to cut trillions of dollars in federal spending, while Democrats are pushing for a more "balanced approach," which would include both spending cuts and increased revenue through taxes.

    The Debt Limit fight: A primer

    Democratic and Republican lawmakers are expected to hold another round of negotiations with Mr. Obama at the White House Tuesday afternoon on long-term deficit reduction, though talks have yielded little results to date.

    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."

    Mr. Obama's comments followed remarks from the Senate's top Republican, who said Tuesday that he did not see a way for Republicans and Democrats to come to agreement on meaningful deficit reduction as long as Mr. Obama remains in office.

    "After years of discussions and months of negotiations, I have little question that as long as this president is in the Oval Office, a real solution is probably unattainable," Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said in remarks on the Senate floor.

    Still, McConnell said Republicans would "do the responsible thing" to avoid default, suggesting that a deal on the debt ceiling could be reached without a "real" deficit reduction package.

    "The president has presented us with three choices: smoke and mirrors, tax hikes, or default. Republicans choose none of the above. I had hoped to do good, but I refuse to do harm. So Republicans will choose a path that actually reflects the will of the people, which is to do the responsible thing and ensure that the government doesn't default on its obligations," he said.

    Mr. Obama has repeatedly said he wants a deal that would allow the U.S. to avoid confronting the issue again until after the 2012 elections and vowed on Monday that he would "not sign a 30-day or a 60-day or a 90-day extension."

    "This the United States of America and, you know, we don't manage our affairs in three-month increments. You know, we don't risk U.S. default on our obligations because we can't put politics aside," Mr. Obama told reporters at the White House yesterday.


    CBS News story and video of the interview
     
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  2. jxdama

    jxdama Staff Member Safety & Support

    Re: Obama using fear tactics: Says elderly won't receive Soc. Sec. checks after Aug.

    obama is full of hate and fear. the checks will go out and he knows it.
     
  3. Lovecraft

    Lovecraft Well-Known Member

    Re: Obama using fear tactics: Says elderly won't receive Soc. Sec. checks after Aug.

    See we need someone to stand up in the public eye and ask "Why don't we just rip up the US military check instead?"
     
  4. IV2010

    IV2010 Well-Known Member

    Re: Obama using fear tactics: Says elderly won't receive Soc. Sec. checks after Aug.

    this is so wrong..
    there are people who are really stressing over this thinking they will have no life if that check doesn't come
    what is he thinking saying rubbish like that?
     
  5. jxdama

    jxdama Staff Member Safety & Support

    Re: Obama using fear tactics: Says elderly won't receive Soc. Sec. checks after Aug.

    obama is a hate filled fearmonger.
     
  6. lightbeam

    lightbeam Antiquities Friend

    Re: Obama using fear tactics: Says elderly won't receive Soc. Sec. checks after Aug.

    I agree with a previous poster. Take it out of the military's budget. We don't need our troops over in the Middle East, where it will just become another regime. Get them out, and reduce their pay by 50 cents a person, and there's your billions that can go to SS.
     
  7. Hellfrost

    Hellfrost Well-Known Member

    Re: Obama using fear tactics: Says elderly won't receive Soc. Sec. checks after Aug.

    Obama isn't hate filled and he isnt a fearmonger. He is too agreeable with the republicans. It would be ashamed if the americans voted a democrate into office and never tried democratic sollutions ot stuff. So far the republicans have forced obama to compromise on every single thing he tries making the legislation ineffective. Thanks to the Bush tax spending Obama aproved America will probably need to up taxes.

    And take the money from the millitary's budget? Really? First off, thats gonna last like 2 months and then that money is gone as well, and they still ahve to pay interest over the debt and your soldiers need to eat as well. Or do you not care about your troops over seas?

    And do you really think republicans dont use fear tactics? "obama isnt a citizen, obama will create death camps, letting gay people serve will weaken our troups."
     
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