Skip to comments.Why Is Obama Needlessly Scaring Seniors?
Posted on 10/08/2013 4:47:15 AM PDT by IbJensen
Apparently things arent ugly enough in Washington, so President Obama has started scaring senior citizens.
In a government shutdown, Social Security checks still go out on time, he said last week. In an economic shutdown, if we dont raise the debt ceiling, they dont go out on time.
This scaremongering is completely unnecessary, says Heritages Grover M. Hermann Fellow in Federal Budgetary Affairs, Romina Boccia.
President Obama is needlessly scaring seniors by suggesting that their Social Security benefit checks may not arrive on time if the U.S. runs out of borrowing authority at the debt limit. The 57 million Americans who receive Social Security benefits should know that their benefits will not be affectedunless President Obama and the Treasury deliberately choose not to pay them.
Boccia details three reasons why Social Security checks can still be paid even if the U.S. hits the debt ceiling.
Meanwhile, Congress is in gridlock confronting the real threat to seniors: Obamacare. For this entire segment of the population, Obamacare threatens: Less access to care Fewer health plan choices Less access to physicians Higher premiums in Medicare Part D Higher taxes
And on top of all that, the future of Medicare is still in jeopardy. As Heritage expert Alyene Senger says, Rather than implementing the structural reform desperately needed in Medicare, Obamacares provisions threaten current seniors ability to access care and leave Medicare in jeopardy for future generations.
There is a real threat to our seniors personal health care decisions and their savings. Congress should act now to defund this unfair, unworkable, unaffordable law.
Democrats always try to scare seniors into believing that continued SS depends on having the Democrats in control.
Because it works. It's evil as hell... but it works.
I think older citizens are more aware of this tactic and blow it off and see it for what it is more so than in prior generations.
The Dems keep lecturing us that SS and medicare don't add a penny to the debt because the trust fund will pay those checks for another 50 years,
Now they say the GOP house must increase the national debt to make sure those checks go out.
This contradiction showing a lie must be obvious to a 3rd grader,
The short answer? It’s in the play book. It has been for decades.
Try to imagine a little boy with his green plastic soldiers and watch him set up a battlefield.
Listen in as he makes the sounds of shooting and explosions.
Now ... keep that imagery and connect it to odumbo and his politics
See the connection ?
Because he can
Women ( at least old ladies facing life alone) are vulnerable to his lies. My retired wife has somehow become a news junkie. She has become more up to the minute than me and I visit FRee Republic several times per day.
She is violently (well perhaps not violently) anti Obama. And yet She expresses fear that her retirement funds are going to disappear. She fears the default will somehow wreck the economy that all will go instantly to hell.
Obama is effective in his treachery.
I hate being right. I really do.
Stay observant for the second signpost.
On the third one, FUTEPE.
I agree... odipshit isn’t that smart nor original.
They need to Rowzentowski his azz.
Usually I can find or figure it out ... but what is FUTEPE ?
Although he is utterly feckless, Cupcake is a Boogeyman!
Fuel Up The Escape Pod, Ethyl.
It has been obvious for a long time now, just as you say it, but the danger is the Valerie Jarretts et al who are running his show. They are mature communists and mohammedan activists. The kenyan is a petulant fop who serves the cause very well. He probably thinks he is running the show. Most of the folks who ascribe effective evil to this guy are using him in a shorthand way to speak of all those cold demons behind him.
Great Leader is scaring seniors because, increasingly, the regime will need fear to motivate. The promises have failed and the good speech is sounding old.
seniors need to ask if congress and obama paychecks will still go out on time?
I live, part time, in a waiting to die compound in S Fl. I heard people talking about this yesterday. This is Broward county and is lib infested.
I do my very best to insult them every chance I get...which is often LOL. S Florida FReepers know exactly what I mean LOL
and exactly who do we think ordered on behalf of the executive office that maximum “pain” be inflicted on American citizens? And who orchestrated an obviously well planned list of open access sites to barry-cade?
this cold calculation has VAL-JAR’s reptilian clawprints all over it
she is so cold and ideological she doubled down after last weekend- doesn’t even realize she is coalescing opposition and ridicule for her boy by this ridiculous theatrical overreach, which is good for the GOP - has opened many eyes
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