I can't think of many people more vulnerable than the elderly, except maybe the unborn. Yet, our president has the gall to play with their emotions and fears by threatening to withhold their Social Security checks if he does not get his way in raising the debt limit. Obama has pulled some outrageous stunts before, but this move takes the cake and is beyond appalling.
This man whom we have elected to the highest office in the land is capable of anything, and we must not ever forget that. He will run over anyone to achieve his goal of destroying this nation so as to bring about his socialist utopia. May God have mercy on America and forgive us for the folly of electing such an evil man for president.
Read from Joshua Pundit:
Obama Holds Retirees Hostage To Play Politics
"He will literally say or do anything, no matter how sordid.
The latest from President Obama is a statement in an interview with CBS News Evening News anchor Scott Pelley that if he doesn't get the debt ceiling raised on his terms, with higher taxes and minimal spending cuts, he's holding retiree's Social Security checks hostage.
'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.'
Odd, isn't it, that the last time there was a government shutdown in the Clinton era, the Social Security checks still kept coming? That's because even President Clinton understood that you can shift money around and change spending priorities to make sure you're not holding seniors who depend on that money to live on hostage. He retained that much decency.
What President Obama is doing is deliberately trying to frighten seniors so that they'll contact their representatives in a panic and beg them to give into him.
'Nice little Social Security check you got there, Gramps. Shame if anything bad were to happen to it.'
It's also worth noting that by tying Social Security payments to raising the debt ceiling, President Obama just made the best argument possible for at least partially privatizing it by admitting that the Social Security trust fund is essentially empty, and that it's the Ponzi scheme of all time. Some retirees still believe that what they're getting back is their own money. Now, they hopefully know better.
After being robbed of $500 billion in Medicare funds to pay for ObamaCare, this latest indignity ought to convince seniors exactly what this president thinks of them.
The Republicans, especially in the House need to hit back hard on this and let the country know that if seniors don't receive their checks August 3rd, it's because President Obama decided they wouldn't, and no one else.
If they cave in to Obama's extortion, there will be no end to it. But it will mean the end of the Republican Party."
Obama's lying like he always does. Does this man EVER speak the truth?
From Weasel Zippers:
Fact: If Social Security Checks Aren’t Sent Out It Would Be Because Obama Chose Not To Send Them…
"The lapdogs in the MSM would still blame it on the GOP.
(CNS News) — 'However, according to the Daily Treasury Statements published by the U.S. Treasury Department, the ongoing flow of federal tax revenue since the Treasury declared that it had hit the debt limit on May 16 has been more than sufficient to cover the combined costs of federal spending on interest payments, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the Veterans Affairs department and federal workers wages and insurance benefits (including wages and insurance benefits for military personnel).'
The awesome Allen West comments on Obama's scare tactics. From Weasel Zippers:
Rep. Allen West (R-Badass): Obama A “Rigid Ideologue” Leading By “Intimidation And Scare Tactics”…
'My concern is that we have a President that is not willing to do his job and that is to prioritize the spending. That he is digging in his heels, being very intransigent, and he’s being a rigid ideologue. And he must understand that every single one of his economic policies have failed. So I think it’s time that he realize that he does not have the moral high ground in this argument.'"
UPDATE: Confirmed: Chief Actuary Says Obama Could Pay Social Security Checks During a Shutdown (Obama Caught Playing Politics)