Obama Holding SS Checks Hostage


Now, who’s “holding a gun to the heads of the American people,” specifically, our elderly people?

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.

Er… yes, he can (to borrow a phrase).

Treasury is part of the Executive Branch, therefore Obama can order his Treasury Secretary, the tax cheat Tim Geithner, to make sure to cut the SS checks first, so they will all get paid.

However, he won’t do that for two reasons: (1) that would remove the “scare the old folks” tactic from the predictable Democrat bag of tricks, and (2) if he did that, some of the federal bureaucrats that he’s depending on to vote for him might not get their paychecks.

Cold and cynical politicking… just what we’d expect of a Chicago Machine pol like Obama.

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3 responses to “Obama Holding SS Checks Hostage”

  1. Shirley Deese Ellis says :

    ‘Just another Obama tentacle extending to get a strangle hold on this country. People voting him back in need to realize they are voting for a DICTATOR!!!!!!

  2. Emma Swilley says :

    I think he’s lost what little mind he had. my s.s.check is my source of living,i’m disable, and to old to work,i wonder what he’d think if this was happing to him or his love ones. but of coarse people like him has plenty of money,he doesn’t have to worry about being homeless,no med.;s to take i think this is the most Heartless Tihing i’ve ever Encounter. and yes i think a lot more but my fingers hurts so bad righ nowt i can’t write ang more. E.S.

    • Conservative Wanderer says :

      Indeed. I am, as I’ve said before, technically disabled, but I’m still able to work… but I can still see your point of view.

      However, one good thing is that this should, if people use the brains God gave them, completely explode the myth of the “Social Security lockbox.” If there really was such a lockbox, there’d be no problem sending out the checks at all.

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