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Obama: seniors could be hurt without debt deal (Obama scare tactics)
YahooNews ^ | 07/12/11 | Deborah Charles and Jeff Mason

Posted on 07/12/2011 1:19:11 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama raised the stakes in the third straight day of budget talks on Tuesday by warning that senior citizens and veterans may suffer first if the debt ceiling is not raised by August 2. The comments came as top Republicans toughened their stance in the deficit reduction talks. Hours before heading to the White House, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said a "real solution" to the U.S. debt problem was unlikely while Obama was in office.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: debtceiling; debtlimit; obama; scaretactics; socialsecurity
"I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue".....

You can't guarantee squat anyway, turd brain!

1 posted on 07/12/2011 1:19:13 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

But, but... The democrat party says the Social Security funds are in their famous Lock Box?

Obama continues to sound like some third world POS tyrant.

Which, of course, he is.


2 posted on 07/12/2011 1:24:02 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
This man has no fear of God in him. Obama better not go out golfing after all these lies and fear tactics aimed at the elderly. He has no shame. He probably thinks it funny. God please help your people!
3 posted on 07/12/2011 1:25:11 PM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

This would be a smart move by him. . .if he had any credibility left or the trust of the American People. He does not and all the MSM’s efforts will not restore it. He wasted it on declaring crisis after crisis while golfing and vacationing. The MSM will not try but they will simply not be able to restore this man’s credibility or the trust of the American People. The question is, do the Republicans understand this fact?


4 posted on 07/12/2011 1:28:35 PM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Doesn’t Obama realize that there are as many Democrats receiving social security checks as there are Republicans?

This White House owns this economy, isn’t that what the DNC said?

In truth, the US has been insolvent ever since we got into deficit spending. And will stay there until we get a balanced budget and don’t spend more money than we take in.


5 posted on 07/12/2011 1:29:04 PM PDT by quintr
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To: FormerACLUmember
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said a "real solution" to the U.S. debt problem was unlikely while Obama was in office

That's gonna leave a mark. Sounds like maybe in those meetings the Pubbies finally grew a pair and called the guy some choice names. I expect the MSM to start with the meme that the Republicans are placing our troops in danger by calling our president and Affirmative Action Idiot who really only got elected on white guilt and the urban rabble and gays coming out like it was Mardi Gras to support him. "It would embolden our enemies...."

6 posted on 07/12/2011 1:29:21 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
This is just disgusting....Obama playing games with Seniors, Veterans, and the Disabled to get the Republicans to give in to what he wants.

Hey Obama, there are a lot of people depending on those checks asshat!!!

7 posted on 07/12/2011 1:31:42 PM PDT by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.)
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To: pburgh01

” “It would embolden our enemies....” “

‘Enemies’ refers, of course, to the Republicans.....


8 posted on 07/12/2011 1:32:41 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

He’s a giant bag of HOT AIR and a lot of empty words. Go ahead prez.. cut off the SS checks and see what happens to the remainder of your ratings... double dog dare you.


9 posted on 07/12/2011 1:33:12 PM PDT by BigFinn (The King is coming and He isn't riding a donkey this time.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I’ve seen this as the “end game” for the Dems for the past couple weeks. Either the GOP bends to their “way” (tax increases) or we cause the default, and blame the GOP by withholding SS checks.


10 posted on 07/12/2011 1:35:05 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

All the more reason to do whatever it takes to ensure that I’ll never have to depend on the government.

People that depend on their SS checks have are being told that they are expendable for cheap political gain. FUBO!


11 posted on 07/12/2011 1:35:09 PM PDT by paint_your_wagon
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Anybody up for a flash mob riot?


12 posted on 07/12/2011 1:35:23 PM PDT by Kenton (Trust, but carry a gun...)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

This cretin could lie even without moving his slimy lips.


13 posted on 07/12/2011 1:35:58 PM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

....while the entire nation is hurt by his policies.


14 posted on 07/12/2011 1:39:04 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: BigFinn

He’ll do it and blame it on the GOP...and the GOP, for whatever reason, doesn’t have a voice to tell the nation that Obama and the Dems probably planned it this way. And the Sheeple will believe that the heartless GOP are the cause because the MSM will tell them so. Just MHO.


15 posted on 07/12/2011 1:39:39 PM PDT by dawn53
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The GOP needs to find an Obammy lookalike and make an ad of him playing keep away with a bunch of senior citizens. Dangling the SS checks just out of reach.


16 posted on 07/12/2011 1:40:01 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Rubio on Rush today said the Senate GOP is terrified of Obama and the media using scare tactics. Obama says SS checks are in doubt. GOP caves on cue teem minutes later. This should be proof they are as big of a problem as the RATS and we have all been hoodwinked again. I wonder if we will go down the same road as the Blacks do for the RATS?


17 posted on 07/12/2011 1:40:21 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Obama will make a point of hurting as many people as he can if he doesn’t get his way. It’s who he is.


18 posted on 07/12/2011 1:40:35 PM PDT by Spok
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

By what section of what Act of Congress (or any other legal authority) is the President of the United States authorized to unilaterally decide whether or not Government checks are sent out? Do we not need the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Judiciary or any other representative body to decide and take action before government departments can arbitrarily stop sending checks? Is Obama now a true dictator? Is he above the will of the electorate? When did our Government of the People, by the People, for the People become Government of any single individual? Who annointed him with this broad authority? Is this truly what the “world has been waiting for?”


19 posted on 07/12/2011 1:40:58 PM PDT by priority (Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
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20 posted on 07/12/2011 1:41:17 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
IT'S A LIE...AGAIN...is it a law and he has to pay these payments per DeMint on FoxNews Sunday.
21 posted on 07/12/2011 1:41:58 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Grandma got run over by Obaaama
late in the budge talks this eve..
you may not believe in dear messiah
but he is willing to sacrifice your ma ma
to the cause of big government....


22 posted on 07/12/2011 1:43:41 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: priority

Did the MSM get any file footage on Boehner playing gold with Obama? They can edit Obama out and show him playing gold while the SS checks get spiked by Obama.


23 posted on 07/12/2011 1:53:33 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Linda Frances

I don’t view these as “fear tactics”. I view them as threats. As I have said, a President doesn’t threaten his own people. Note that he has not mentioned “Welfare Checks”. He won’t hurt his people.


24 posted on 07/12/2011 1:54:08 PM PDT by RC2
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To: priority

” Do we not need the House of Representatives, the Senate, the Judiciary or any other representative body to decide and take action “

Evidently not...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2747503/posts?page=17

McConnell: Give Obama new powers on debt limit
Breitbart ^ | July 12, 2011 | Andrew Taylor

Posted on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 2:38:31 PM by La Enchiladita

WASHINGTON (AP) - The top Republican in the Senate proposed on Tuesday giving President Barack Obama sweeping new power to, in effect, unilaterally increase the nation’s debt limit

[Abandon All Hope, Ye Who Enter Here]


25 posted on 07/12/2011 1:56:12 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Over she goes: A Paul Ryan lookalike is seen tipping a sweet old lady out of her wheelchair and over a cliff in the advert by the liberal group

26 posted on 07/12/2011 1:59:18 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
SMOKEWAGON
27 posted on 07/12/2011 2:02:25 PM PDT by FrankR ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat." - R. Reagan)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Obama copies one of the most famous magazine covers in history.


28 posted on 07/12/2011 2:27:42 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Who’s holding a gun to the taxpayers’ heads now, Mr. President?


29 posted on 07/12/2011 2:52:10 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: paint_your_wagon

Obama has pissed off both seniors and veterans. His disdain for anyone who questions him has finally blown up in his face. Call him melba.


30 posted on 07/12/2011 2:58:23 PM PDT by Lumper20
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Obama's warning that senior citizens -- an active voting group -- could suffer first if a deal is not reached could give lawmakers a nudge ahead of 2012 elections...or maybe not - according to the three other seniors sitting with me in the PT waiting area this afternoon.
They just announced they're not sending out Social Security checks in August, said the lady. I started to shake my head, thinking she had bought the scam.
They're lying, said one of the guys.
The money's there, they just want to borrow another trillion from China, said the other.
They think we're stupid, said the lady.

Maybe the 'rats' bag of political tricks is finally running on empty.....

31 posted on 07/12/2011 3:05:17 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The GOP should take this deal to close hundreds of billions in loopholes and eliminate tax expenditures, not raising marginal rates, to get trillions in cuts. I don’t give a fig who gets credit frankly if this country is put back on stable fiscal footing.


32 posted on 07/12/2011 3:56:22 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: All; AngelesCrestHighway

33 posted on 07/12/2011 6:58:36 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

"If you won't do what I want, I'll kill your granny just like I did mine! Don't think I won't!"

34 posted on 07/12/2011 7:00:55 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Notice how our “American?” president want to take money from American Seniors? God forbid that we didn't give money to the UN, the Palestinians or other liberal causes! On who's side is Obama anyway?
35 posted on 07/13/2011 3:25:46 AM PDT by F105-D ThunderChief (That "THUD" you heard was the Collapse of the DemocRats!)
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To: All; AngelesCrestHighway

Check out this chart from Goldman Sachs, and then tell me if you should ever believe Obama again:

http://blogs.reuters.com/james-pethokoukis/2011/07/12/the-issue-isnt-default-but-government-shutdown/


36 posted on 07/13/2011 9:18:50 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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