Skip to comments.Obama: Republicansí Fault If Social Security Checks Donít Go Out
Posted on 07/23/2011 12:37:53 PM PDT by PROCON
(CNSNews.com) At a hastily convened news conference Friday evening, President Obama offered his explanation of why debt negotiations with House Speaker John Boehner fizzled, and he once again raised the specter of entitlement checks not going out if the debt ceiling isnt raised soon.
Well, when it comes to all the checks, not just Social Security -- veterans, people with disabilities -- about 70 million checks are sent out each month -- if we default then were going to have to make adjustments. And Im already consulting with (Treasury) Secretary (Tim) Geithner in terms of what the consequences would be, Obama said.
We should not even be in that kind of scenario. And if Congress -- and in particular, the House Republicans -- are not willing to make sure that we avoid default, then I think its fair to say that they would have to take responsibility for whatever problems arise in those payments.
In the next breath, Obama said hes not interested in finger-pointing and Im not interested in blame, but I just want the facts to speak for themselves.
Obama said hes getting letters from people who tell him they have to skip meals at the end of each month, as well as from senior citizens on Social Security who are hanging on by a thread. Folks who have severe disabilities who are desperate every single month to try to figure out how theyre going to make ends meet. He also mentioned federal contractors who have to wonder are they going to be able to get paid and what does that do in terms of their payrolls."
Obama said a huge number of people would be affected by a government default: (I)magine what that does to the economy, when suddenly 70 million checks are put at risk. I mean, if youre a business out there, that is not going to be good for economic growth. And thats the number one concern of the American people.
Like House Speaker John Boehner, President Obama said raising the debt limit is not an option, it has to be done.
Obama insisted that the only fair solution is one that includes tax hikes on wealthy Americans, including many small business owners who create jobs. "Thats all the American people are looking for -- some fairness, he said.
Obama indicated that he and Boehner were not that far apart when it comes to deficit reduction. The difference was, he said, that the White House plan didnt put all the burden on people who are least able to protect themselves, who dont have lobbyists in this town, who dont have lawyers working on the tax code for them -- working stiffs out there, ordinary folks who are struggling every day.
And they know theyre getting a raw deal, and theyre mad at everybody about it. Theyre mad at Democrats and theyre mad at Republicans, because they know somehow, no matter how hard they work, they dont seem to be able to keep up. And what theyre looking for is somebody whos willing to look out for them.
Obama said Americans are just desperate for folks who are willing to put aside politics just for a minute and try to get some stuff done.
Republicans have complained for months that Obama has advanced no clear deficit reduction plan, not has he been willing to say where he would cut spending. His goal, they say, is to raise taxes.
0bozo wouldn't know a fact if kicked him in the arse.
40 Billion in debt payments
There is money for SS
The checks will only stop if Obama orders them to stop
In addition to being the worst president ever, he sure is an a**hole..
Yes, but we are stuck with you until 2012.
That’s alright, the only possible way to get RATS and RINOS in the Senate to vote for the bill the House sent over is for Barry to actually not send out SS checks. Senators are smart enough to know exactly who will get the blame and they’d rather have it on democrat Barry than on the democrat Senators. At that point, it’s all in the lap of Little Barry. He can veto it and keep on blaming other people which even Barry knows looks stupid, or he can sign it an then pout between tantrums.
Yes, however just remember if you think he will stop the checks...
Sorry Barry. As usual, YOU’RE WRONG! YOU are the flippin’ POTUS. It’s a “The Buck Stops Here Thing”. You’re the “leader”! Do your flippin’ job bubba! If you decide that the checks won’t be sent out, we Americans want to know where the hell all the money went that we’ve been stuffing into Social Security. And then you need to apologize to the elderly for playing politics with their Social Security checks. ***hole!
August 1st the House should pass a motion prioritizing what federal receipts should go towards (SS, Medicare, Vets, and military pay) dump the responsibility for what gets cut after that on Obama and the Democrat controlled Senate.
Force them to roll over and agree or have them explain to the country why they are cutting what.
Republicans also kidnapped the Linbergh baby......
Somebody needs to explain to BO what the word “executive” in Executive Branch means. Actually, someone should’ve have explained that to him two and half years ago.
I wouldn’t put it past the smelly little leftist turd.
I was watching Fox with Martha McCallum(sp?) and WHAT A BUNCH OF CR@P!
According to ‘their’ poll .. 47% blame Congress for the budget and impasse and only 15% blame the POS in the whitehut!?
Anyone notice what’s missing here?
Where is the breakdown of .. Which party in Congress do the people blame the most? (Or does it matter?)
Facts don’t matter. That is how the public will perceive it. A FOX news poll showed that the public will blame the pubs by a 3/2 margin, and the left-stream media will do everything to reinforce that.
That’s what happens when Congress is too chickensh*t to investigate who in hell occupies the WH.
Only Evil to the core would do such threats. A real leader would calm the pubic by saying, that no matter what happens, checks would go out.
Obama talks pretty big for a man who has no budget plan.He has not submitted one.
No America will not blame the GOP, if Obama refuses to send out checks,Obama will get it big time.He is the man who has done all the threatening about it “ I will not send out checks.” WHo do you think will be blamed?Buahahahahahaha! It is a false created crisis deigned to grift Congress into unlimited spending and taxation.A street trick.
Let Obama wear it.
Obama is a child acting like a thug. Pathetic.
You all know/ how this works, what is different now, other than the fact that the AnointedIdiot, as with the libtard Dems, 1) lies habitually, 2) loves to fear-monger, and 3) lacks any sense of accountability?
If all else fails, re-blame the Repubs.
" I'm LeBron, baby. I can play on this level.
I got some game."
Obama is trainig America to the new tune” Obama giveth, and Obama taketh away!”
Obama is on short time now.
He's no longer perceived as the poor little black boy who grew up in slavery and busted through the ranks to make something of himself as the first black POTUS.
People are P!SSED and he knows it!
Please, let’s at least get it correct: barry bass turd is a lying, demagoguing, asshole. Don’t skimp ...
All recent polling indicates like this thing is going to backfire, on Obummer, like pi$$ing into the wind, as long as the RHINO’s don’t come along with a sop rag to clean it up.
Default has been the RAT plan for two months or more.
IF they could have gotten $3 trillion in new taxes, or IF they could have gotten Congress to abdicate in favor of Obama, then we wouldn’t default.
But those were longshots. Default, and especially holding the SS checks, has been the enemy’s main axis of attack since May.
He wants his way and he wants it now. And he thinks he’ll galvanize seniors into berating the Republicans into giving him his way.
I have faith, despite the polls, that seniors and reasonable Americans will see through that and realize he did not HAVE TO delay those checks.
This could backfire on him tremendously, and destroy his presidency.
Dude (Zer0), we need a transparent webcam in on your bogus “negotiations”.
>>In addition to being the worst president ever, he sure is an a**hole..<<
And we have not seen anything yet. Wait’ll the end of summer. And winter. And next spring as all of this unravels and shoes continue to drop.
It is gonna get VERY ugly. I actually just read a post from a liberal that said that if Americans would riot like the people in Greece are we would get action. I think it will happen, but I don’t think he’s gonna get the action he expects. The poster needs to remember the Korean shop owners in Watts.
From approximately ten years ago: Fred articles on race relations and potential future civil war:
Since when is Social Security an "entitlement"?
I PAID into Social Security during my entire working career, and my employers also PAID into my Social Security account for that same period.
In other words, my SS account is my investment account supposedly "managed" by the US Government, and money now being paid to me from my investment account is - most definitely - not an entitlement.
If payments are stopped, Barack Obama should be tried and impeached for theft from seniors.
Zer0 DID submit a budget. It was for an increase in spending. You can read it at the White Hut Website.
Empty threats... empty promises.... empty suit.
Yes massa Obama we know its Bush’s fault. Now I really want to see his college grades...bet they are lower than Kerry and Teddy.
I wish someone would ask him if his own check and the checks to his staff and the csars and their staffs and congress. And ask also which would HE be putting first? Would he deny the Vets and SS while still cutting checks to the many csars and their staffs, his cabinet, etc.?
Just noted Rasmussen’s poll results for today and Dear Leader is at -19, a substantial drop from yesterday, as I recall. I don’t know how to do a post, but figure you do and it might be a lift to some to hear news that this imposter’s ratings are headed in the right direction.
Still no mention of WELFARE CHECKS not going out, I see.
He’s a two-year old.
Hey, 0bama. Just back the semis up to the loading gate at Ft Knox. I will take what I have contributed to SS over the years in gold bars and we can call it even.
Won’t someone, ANYONE on the G.O.P. side, call a press conference to declare in no uncertain terms that the President is a lying piece of SHT?
What a thug this Marxist is.
So this (really bad adjective) president caused the economic havoc that is ravishing the country and has no solution to fix it apart from more of the same. Then he comes out and whines that the Republicans are being mean to him and he wont pay anyone unless he gets his way.
Great pick America. Lets hope we can do better in 2012.
We know you're a self-serving, lying prick.
We know already that the Social Service Administration said that it is Treasury that decides when or whether to cut the checks and send them out, that Treasury is part of the executive branch, that you're in charge of the executive branch, and that if the checks don't go out, it's because the one who's in charge of the executive branch has chosen for his own personal reasons to make sure they don't go out.
We know the Republicans don't control the executive branch.
We know you (or whoever controls you) control the executive branch.
If the checks don't go out, YOU, Barry Soetoro, are the one to blame; the fault lies with you; we will not let anyone forget that.
Get ready to be tossed onto the electoral trash heap.
But first, for our own entertainment, go totally friggin berserk on national TV so we can pop a giant bag of popcorn and watch it again and again and again.
I’m so sick of this effin’ dictator.
But it will not work...if the 'Pubs in Congress do not relent. The seniors will figure out that it is the President's charge, not Congress'. The Big O has painted himself in the corner. It is a case of who will blink first. This fight is in favor of the 'Pubs. It is theirs to lose.
(two can play that game Alinsky turd)
But, I guarantee the republicans will be blamed no matter what happens. If they cave and obama gets everything he wants and the market crashes and interest rates go up, it’ll STILL be the republicans’ fault.
If Obama cant pay current obligations, how did he think he would pay for future “gimmies” like Obama Care?
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