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Boehner Casts Doubt on Obama’s 'Veiled Threats' on Social Security
FoxNews.com ^ | July 12, 2011 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 07/12/2011 4:05:30 PM PDT by ColdOne

House Speaker John Boehner expressed doubt Tuesday about President Obama’s warning that if the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt limit is not raised by Aug. 2, the elderly may not get their Social Security payments.

“I don’t know what to believe,” Boehner told Fox News’ Bret Baier in exclusive interview after the latest White House meeting with congressional leaders.

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TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: fightoverrevenues; localgovernment; socialist

1 posted on 07/12/2011 4:05:34 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Per Rush Limbaugh, entitlements (includes SS) are not impacted by the debt ceiling.

So, this appears to be an outright lie.

IIRC, they used a similar warning/threat a few months ago when they were talking government shutdown — to which the SSA responded that checks would go out as scheduled, and that automatic deposits would also go out on time.


2 posted on 07/12/2011 4:08:28 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ColdOne

Boehner - Grow a pair and tell Obozo to go ahead and do what he has threatened!


3 posted on 07/12/2011 4:09:27 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

He won’t. Boner will cave.


4 posted on 07/12/2011 4:10:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ColdOne
“I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on Aug. 3 if we haven’t resolved this issue,” he said.

Sure would be nice to have a voucher and take care of my own retirement so I don't have somebody "dictating" whether or not I get MY money back or not.

5 posted on 07/12/2011 4:11:27 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: TomGuy

SS is in the red now. It is a pay as you go program. The General Fund must come up with the money to make up the shortfall, i.e., provide the funds to redeem the IOUs in the SSTF. Right now, Obama is assigning the priorities on what will and will not be paid as the revenue comes in.


6 posted on 07/12/2011 4:11:44 PM PDT by kabar
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To: ColdOne

Call their bluff and let’s see if Obummer stops social security checks. I don’t think he has the balls or the authority to stop them.


7 posted on 07/12/2011 4:12:51 PM PDT by Keen-Minded
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I’ve never seen such cowardice. It’s just surreal how both parties are so afraid to stand up to this community organizer. He’s one nasty piece of work and ALL of congress needs to stand up to him and do what’s best for the country — not obama’s re-election.


8 posted on 07/12/2011 4:13:57 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: EGPWS

you make a good point.

i hope boehner says it... “what kind of gov’t takes your money for 40 years - promising it’s for your retirement - then says “it’s gone, gimme more”?


9 posted on 07/12/2011 4:15:30 PM PDT by Principled
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To: ColdOne
“I don’t know what to believe,” Boehner told Fox News’ Bret Baier in exclusive interview after the latest White House meeting with congressional leaders.

That's pretty unimpressive, if it's in context. "I don't know what to believe?" You don't know? You had no idea you would be asked about this? Are you that stupid?

How about, "That's poppycock. It'll never happen. If the President won't reassure the folks, then I'll do it here and now."

10 posted on 07/12/2011 4:17:12 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Oh, well, any excuse to buy a new gun is good enough for me.)
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To: jersey117

” I’ve never seen such cowardice.”

It is STUNNING!


11 posted on 07/12/2011 4:19:04 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ColdOne

But, but the Rats told us the Repubs would throw the old people in the streets.


12 posted on 07/12/2011 4:20:02 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
He won’t. Boner will cave.

NFW, Boehner has no spine but he is more afraid of Cantor and the TEA party than the halfrican and the msm.

We now have the ability to influence these pricks in DC because they are so afraid of being TEA partied in the primaries that they now are starting to remember what they promised.

I've been to three TEA parties, and there are as many demonRATs, Independents and confused folks as there are pubbies that attend.

BUT, MANY CARRY.

There is nothing like an open carried, Smith & Wesson 357 Magnum to make folks reasonable, likeable and congenial.

13 posted on 07/12/2011 4:21:05 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: ColdOne

Obama will get credit for what he does. Republicans don’ have to make any stinkin’ deal.


14 posted on 07/12/2011 4:22:18 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: jersey117

If they slap him across the a$$ one time good and hard he’ll fold up like a cheap suit and run for protection in Cass Sunstein’s arms. He’s made his threat now make him carry it out. 80 year old grandmas will stick him full of knitting needles and their spouses will beat him with their canes. Imagine what the military will do. We’d be out of Libya Afghanistan, Iraq and every other 3rd world sh-t hole so fast he’d not know what hit him in his ‘community organizer’ behind.


15 posted on 07/12/2011 4:22:30 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Our party is totally intimidated by him and there’s not a Zell Miller in the entire democrat party. It’s quite sad that there are no democrats in power who will stop him from destroying our country — not one.


16 posted on 07/12/2011 4:22:36 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: ColdOne

In a dream world, the Speaker’s response would be something like this:

“There are plenty of funds in the system, Brett, but the President gets to make those decisions. If he’d rather that Seniors not get their Social Security checks than Planned Parenthood not get their money to fund abortions, we’ll that’s his decision.”


17 posted on 07/12/2011 4:25:20 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Principled
i hope boehner says it... “what kind of gov’t takes your money for 40 years - promising it’s for your retirement - then says “it’s gone, gimme more”?

As an aside, just to give an idea of the idiocy of government, presently I am listening to The Jason Lewis Show and he is explaining how his Minnesota license tabs were due and he was unable to renew them because of the state shutdown and one day after they are due he gets pulled over and ticketed $100 for having out of date license tabs.

He's considering sending his return correspondence to Mark Dayton's office since the DMV is closed.

You can get application and accepted for welfare over the phone during the shutdown and you can't get you license renewed and IF caught commuting with out of date tabs you get a fine.....

Government, ANYTHING for a buck!

18 posted on 07/12/2011 4:25:30 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ColdOne

But Obama takes care of his fellow muzzies:

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BILLIONS FOR JIHAD!
Obama’s 2009 Supplemental Appropriations for Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Pandemic Flu was revised and “passed by the full committee.”
It gives billions http://creepingsharia.wordpress.com/2009/05/13/obamas-supplemental-bill-passes-gives-billions-to-enemies/
of U.S. taxpayer dollars to countries and entities that support Sharia law and/or harbor, hide and support those who want to destroy the U.S. and our allies.
Read the summary from David Obey’s office that was quietly released last week with nary a word from any media.

• $3.6 billion, matching the request, to expand and improve capabilities of the Afghan security forces

• $400 million, as requested, to build the counterinsurgency capabilities of the Pakistani security forces

• Afghanistan: $1.52 billion, $86 million above the request

• West Bank and Gaza: $665 million in bilateral economic, humanitarian, and security assistance for the West Bank and Gaza

• Jordan: $250 million, $250 million above the request, including $100 million for economic and $150 million for security assistance

• Egypt: $360 million, $310 million above the request, including $50 million for economic assistance, $50 million for border security, and $260 million for security assistance

• Pakistan: $1.9 billion, $591 million above the request

• Iraq: $968 million, $336 million above the request

• Oversight: $20 million, $13 million above the request, to expand oversight capacity of the State Department, USAID, and the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan to review programs in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq
• Lebanon: $74 million

• International Food Assistance: $500 million, $200 million above the request, for PL 480 international food assistance to alleviate suffering during the global economic crisis

• Refugee Assistance: $343 million, $50 million above the request, …including humanitarian assistance for Gaza. Funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency programs in the West Bank and Gaza is limited to $119 million (Note: Gaza = Hamas)

• Disaster Assistance: $200 million to avert famines and provide life-saving assistance during natural disasters and for internally displaced people around the world, including Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, the Middle East and South Asia

•Peacekeeping: $837 million for United Nations
peacekeeping operations, including an expanded mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and a new mission in Chad and the Central African Republic

• Department of Justice: $17 million, matching the request, for counter-terrorism activities and to provide training and assistance for the Iraqi criminal justice system
The mainstream media remains silent on this but the International News has now picked up the story http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=22164
— and then there is Obama’s $108 billion IMF bailout scheme http://michellemalkin.com/2009/05/13/obamas-100-billion-imf-bailout-scheme/
in addition to the Supplemental.
And THIS is what Obama is doing to American taxpayers:
THE BIGGEST TAX HIKE IN AMERICAN HISTORY:
http://www.atr.org/days-thebr-largest-tax-hikes-history-a5370
PDF Version:
http://www.atr.org/files/files/090310pr-jan2011taxes.pdf
Obama gives your tax dollars to rebuild Muslim mosques around the world
http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/26990#

ACCORDING TO THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION WILL GIVE AWAY NEARLY $6 MILLION OF AMERICAN TAX DOLLARS TO RESTORE 63 HISTORIC AND CULTURAL SITES, INCLUDING ISLAMIC MOSQUES AND MINARETS, IN 55 NATIONS. See the State Department document here.
http://exchanges.state.gov/media/pdfs/office-of-policy-and-evaluations/ambassadors-fund/afcp2010list.pdf

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19 posted on 07/12/2011 4:33:52 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: ColdOne
I watched this interview and I am telling you that these republicans are going to give obama everything that he wants and they are going to try to sell it to us as a brilliant move.

krauthammer says obama has won... that he won the PR war over the weekend. He says that mcconnell’s plan is the best that we can hope for... IOW krauthammer still worships his messiah.

I am sick to my soul tonight.

LLS

20 posted on 07/12/2011 4:34:52 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: jersey117

” It’s quite sad that there are no democrats in power who will stop him from destroying our country — not one. “

And no Republicans either, at least not nearly enough.


21 posted on 07/12/2011 4:36:10 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ColdOne

Too big of a pussy to call it what it is - an outright lie.


22 posted on 07/12/2011 4:37:59 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: LibLieSlayer

The current crop of Republicans only care about themselves. Our country will go to hell if we can’t replace them.


23 posted on 07/12/2011 4:38:26 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ColdOne

This is like a nightmare that will not stop,the R’s are about worthless,Disgusting!


24 posted on 07/12/2011 4:40:50 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Cheetahcat

Actually, I think Boehner’s low-key response was in part to bait Obama further and to keep the story alive.

The threat and thuggery has played so badly for Obama today that he might be inclined to keep talking about it. The more he talks about withholding checks, the more campaign commercials for 2012.

I am still hopeful that we can extract $400 billion in real spending cuts in FY 12 as part of a $2 trillion package.


25 posted on 07/12/2011 4:50:53 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: mwl8787

“Actually, I think Boehner’s low-key response was in part to bait Obama further and to keep the story alive.

The threat and thuggery has played so badly for Obama today that he might be inclined to keep talking about it. The more he talks about withholding checks, the more campaign commercials for 2012.

I am still hopeful that we can extract $400 billion in real spending cuts in FY 12 as part of a $2 trillion package.”

Nice Post thanks,a bit of good news!


26 posted on 07/12/2011 4:54:50 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

You’ve got that right!

LLS


27 posted on 07/12/2011 4:56:27 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: Principled
boehner was interviewed by Major Garrett tonight and when asked about the Social Security threat... boehner said, “I think it's a bit early in these discussions for that sort of rhetoric”. When asked if he trusted obama boehner answered, “Yes”.

LLS

28 posted on 07/12/2011 4:59:46 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: Cyber Liberty

When asked by Major Garrett what he would do if they cannot reach an agreement he said, “I don’t know”. Some leadership we have in this cowardly serpent.

LLS


29 posted on 07/12/2011 5:01:17 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

What is sad is Republicans aren’t afraid of Obama. They are afraid of CNN.


30 posted on 07/12/2011 5:01:46 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law.)
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To: mwl8787
krauthammer stated tonight that obama won the PR war this weekend and that obama will likely benefit from whatever happens from this point forward... the msm template is following this latest bit of propaganda and the sheeple are buying it... and it is all mitch mcconnell’s and john boehner’s fault... the depreciating buck stops on their lies.

LLS

31 posted on 07/12/2011 5:05:43 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: ColdOne

“I don’t know what to believe,” Boehner told Fox News’

Mr speaker, you had better damn well be finding out what the facts are here.


32 posted on 07/12/2011 5:07:08 PM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
They fear both... but they fear the alphabets the most!

LLS

33 posted on 07/12/2011 5:07:16 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

AMEN, AMEN, AMEN, AMEN. EARN YOUR DANG PAYCHECK AND DO THE RIGHT THING!!! The American people are waiting for you to do the right thing. You cave...you LOSE. So, if you cave...start packin’ Dear God how stupid can people be????


34 posted on 07/12/2011 5:23:04 PM PDT by cubreporter (From TEA to Shining TEA - Go Rush Limbaugh..a giant of all that is good.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Boehner - Grow a pair and tell Obozo to go ahead and do what he has threatened!

click on image


35 posted on 07/12/2011 5:57:09 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ("Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts." Richard Feynman father of Quantum Physics)
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To: mojito

I dream of the day we have congressmen that will say what you just said .... sigh ...


36 posted on 07/12/2011 5:59:58 PM PDT by gnawbone (Bureaucrats piss me off and I should know, I am one.)
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To: EGPWS

“Sure would be nice to have a voucher and take care of my own retirement so I don’t have somebody “dictating” whether or not I get MY money back or not. “

The government already spent YOUR money, long ago. The question is how much of my kids’ money you are going to take.


37 posted on 07/12/2011 6:25:57 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan

Good grief. What a sad sack.


38 posted on 07/12/2011 7:08:40 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: jersey117

What happened to that party? The American Democrat party? It used to be, well, an American enterprise.... That party has become a national and historic disgrace, and promotes the antithesis of what it is to be an American.


39 posted on 07/12/2011 9:32:02 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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