Skip to comments.Boehner Casts Doubt on Obama’s 'Veiled Threats' on Social Security
Posted on 07/12/2011 4:05:30 PM PDT by ColdOne
House Speaker John Boehner expressed doubt Tuesday about President Obamas warning that if the nations $14.3 trillion debt limit is not raised by Aug. 2, the elderly may not get their Social Security payments.
I dont 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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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.
Boehner - Grow a pair and tell Obozo to go ahead and do what he has threatened!
He won’t. Boner will cave.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”?
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."
” Ive never seen such cowardice.”
It is STUNNING!
But, but the Rats told us the Repubs would throw the old people in the streets.
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.
Obama will get credit for what he does. Republicans don’ have to make any stinkin’ deal.
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.
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.
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.”
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!
But Obama takes care of his fellow muzzies:
BILLIONS FOR JIHAD!
Obamas 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 Obeys 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 Obamas $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:
Obama gives your tax dollars to rebuild Muslim mosques around the world
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.
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.
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