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Obama: Republicansí Fault If Social Security Checks Donít Go Out
cnsnews.com ^ | July 23, 2011 | Susan Jones

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 isn’t 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 we’re going to have to make adjustments. And I’m 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 it’s fair to say that they would have to take responsibility for whatever problems arise in those payments.”

In the next breath, Obama said he’s “not interested in finger-pointing and I’m not interested in blame, but I just want the facts to speak for themselves.”

Obama said he’s 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 they’re 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 you’re a business out there, that is not going to be good for economic growth. And that’s the number one concern of the American people.”

'Working stiffs'

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. "That’s 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 “didn’t put all the burden on people who are least able to protect themselves, who don’t have lobbyists in this town, who don’t have lawyers working on the tax code for them -- working stiffs out there, ordinary folks who are struggling every day.

“And they know they’re getting a raw deal, and they’re mad at everybody about it. They’re mad at Democrats and they’re mad at Republicans, because they know somehow, no matter how hard they work, they don’t seem to be able to keep up. And what they’re looking for is somebody who’s 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.


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In the next breath, Obama said he’s “not interested in finger-pointing and I’m not interested in blame, but I just want the facts to speak for themselves.

0bozo wouldn't know a fact if kicked him in the arse.

1 posted on 07/23/2011 12:37:57 PM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON
almost 200 brillion in revenues

40 Billion in debt payments

There is money for SS

2 posted on 07/23/2011 12:39:53 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: PROCON

The checks will only stop if Obama orders them to stop


3 posted on 07/23/2011 12:39:53 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: PROCON

In addition to being the worst president ever, he sure is an a**hole..


4 posted on 07/23/2011 12:41:41 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Sun-Tzu/Atilla 2012)
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To: PROCON
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.”

Yes, but we are stuck with you until 2012.

5 posted on 07/23/2011 12:41:43 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: PROCON

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.


6 posted on 07/23/2011 12:43:14 PM PDT by Rashputin (Obama is insane but kept medicated and on golf courses to hide it)
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To: GeronL
The checks will only stop if Obama orders them to stop

Yes, however just remember if you think he will stop the checks...

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7 posted on 07/23/2011 12:45:40 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: PROCON

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!


8 posted on 07/23/2011 12:46:02 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Barry! Compromise this!!!)
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To: GeronL

Exactly.

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.


9 posted on 07/23/2011 12:46:46 PM PDT by MNlurker
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To: PROCON; scooby321; GeronL; cardinal4; EGPWS
Good, then maybe someone will call them on this:

Democrats and the Social Security Trust Fund Lie Exposed today

10 posted on 07/23/2011 12:46:48 PM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: PROCON

Republicans also kidnapped the Linbergh baby......


11 posted on 07/23/2011 12:47:01 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: PROCON

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.


12 posted on 07/23/2011 12:47:28 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: GeronL

I wouldn’t put it past the smelly little leftist turd.


13 posted on 07/23/2011 12:47:38 PM PDT by mapmaker77
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To: Rashputin

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?)


14 posted on 07/23/2011 12:49:27 PM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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To: PROCON

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.


15 posted on 07/23/2011 12:50:56 PM PDT by Hugin ("A man'll usually tell you his bad intentions if you listen and let yourself hear it"--- Open Range)
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To: cardinal4

That’s what happens when Congress is too chickensh*t to investigate who in hell occupies the WH.


16 posted on 07/23/2011 12:52:37 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: PROCON

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.


17 posted on 07/23/2011 12:52:48 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: PROCON

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.


18 posted on 07/23/2011 12:53:28 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: PROCON

Obama is a child acting like a thug. Pathetic.


19 posted on 07/23/2011 12:53:54 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: PROCON

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?

Blame Bush.
Blame Repubs.
Blame Bush.

If all else fails, re-blame the Repubs.

=.=


20 posted on 07/23/2011 12:54:27 PM PDT by cranked
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21 posted on 07/23/2011 12:55:30 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: scooby321

Obama is trainig America to the new tune” Obama giveth, and Obama taketh away!”

Worship Obama!/s

Obama is on short time now.


22 posted on 07/23/2011 12:56:09 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: cardinal4
In addition to being the worst president ever, he sure is an a**hole..

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!

23 posted on 07/23/2011 12:56:27 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: cardinal4

Please, let’s at least get it correct: barry bass turd is a lying, demagoguing, asshole. Don’t skimp ...


24 posted on 07/23/2011 12:57:23 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: PROCON

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.


25 posted on 07/23/2011 12:59:40 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: PROCON

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.


26 posted on 07/23/2011 1:00:25 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Freedom is the freedom to say 2+2=4. If that is granted, all else follows.)
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To: PROCON

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.


27 posted on 07/23/2011 1:00:54 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: PROCON

Dude (Zer0), we need a transparent webcam in on your bogus “negotiations”.


28 posted on 07/23/2011 1:01:56 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cardinal4

>>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:

http://www.fredoneverything.net/Blowup.shtml
http://www.fredoneverything.net/Stability.shtml
http://www.fredoneverything.net/Underclass.shtml
http://www.fredoneverything.net/Opportunity.shtml
http://www.fredoneverything.net/Assimilation.shtml


29 posted on 07/23/2011 1:02:05 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: PROCON
he once again raised the specter of entitlement checks not going out if the debt ceiling isn’t raised soon.

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.

30 posted on 07/23/2011 1:02:34 PM PDT by OldNavyVet (One trillion days, at 365 days per year, is 2,739,726,027 years ... almost 3 billion years)
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To: Candor7

Zer0 DID submit a budget. It was for an increase in spending. You can read it at the White Hut Website.


31 posted on 07/23/2011 1:04:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: EGPWS

Empty threats... empty promises.... empty suit.


32 posted on 07/23/2011 1:07:59 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (I said it, I meant it and I represent it.)
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To: PROCON

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.


33 posted on 07/23/2011 1:09:30 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (John McCain is a proud Ted Kennedy conservative!)
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To: Candor7

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.?


34 posted on 07/23/2011 1:10:04 PM PDT by Anima Mundi
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To: PROCON

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.


35 posted on 07/23/2011 1:10:14 PM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: PROCON

Still no mention of WELFARE CHECKS not going out, I see.


36 posted on 07/23/2011 1:13:41 PM PDT by nina0113
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To: PROCON

He’s a two-year old.


37 posted on 07/23/2011 1:14:34 PM PDT by denydenydeny (Rage all you want, looters & moochers, but the gods of the copybook headings are your masters now.)
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To: PROCON
Photobucket Shoot grandma.... Blame the tea party... Obama's grand plan.
38 posted on 07/23/2011 1:16:52 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: PROCON

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.


39 posted on 07/23/2011 1:16:52 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: PROCON

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?

PRETTY PLEASE??!!


40 posted on 07/23/2011 1:19:36 PM PDT by Grunthor (Faster than the speed of smell.)
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To: PROCON

What a thug this Marxist is.


41 posted on 07/23/2011 1:19:44 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: PROCON
Whatever happens, you can rest assured that Mrs. Robinson will get a check.
42 posted on 07/23/2011 1:20:22 PM PDT by JPG (Palin '12)
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To: PROCON

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 won’t pay anyone unless he gets his way.

Great pick America. Let’s hope we can do better in 2012.


43 posted on 07/23/2011 1:23:16 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: PROCON
Obama: Republicans’ Fault If Social Security Checks Don’t Go Out

World to Barry:
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.

44 posted on 07/23/2011 1:23:50 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: PROCON

I’m so sick of this effin’ dictator.


45 posted on 07/23/2011 1:24:02 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: cranked
Blame Repubs.

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.

46 posted on 07/23/2011 1:24:58 PM PDT by VRW Conspirator (Obama takes office, and 2 years later our nation is using the word 'default'? -HereInTheHeartland)
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To: PROCON
...and Obama will decide that getting millions in money-laundered campaign slush fund dollars from his enablers on Wall Street and elsewhere will be more important that giving Granny her Social Security check.

(two can play that game Alinsky turd)

47 posted on 07/23/2011 1:25:27 PM PDT by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: PROCON
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 you’re a business out there, that is not going to be good for economic growth. And that’s the number one concern of the American people.”

Hey, Barry! Who cut $500,000,000,000 from Medicare? You did. How will that affect folks on Social Security? How will your swapping it over into an even more ridiculous program of Obamacare affect businesses that have, unfortunately, come to depend on it?
48 posted on 07/23/2011 1:27:33 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: GeronL

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.


49 posted on 07/23/2011 1:27:32 PM PDT by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a SECOND party.)
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To: GeronL

If Obama cant pay current obligations, how did he think he would pay for future “gimmies” like Obama Care?


50 posted on 07/23/2011 1:29:42 PM PDT by Don@VB (Power Corrupts)
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