Obama announced today that unless something radical is done to reduce the debt that Social Security checks will not be issued on August 3. But, but, but we are being told that Social Security does not add to the deficit. If so, why do we need to borrow the money to pay the checks and why would it be affected by the debt ceiling?
We also have this Social Security trust fund that’s solvent until 2036 so again why do we need to borrow the money to pay Social security checks?
How many elderly and disabled people are now scared to death that they will not have money August 3 to pay their bills on time? This scare tactic is unbelievable!
I don’t see anyone in the government offices being told that they will not receive their checks!
There is only one word for this, PATHETIC! The debt ceiling has nothing to do with Social Security checks. Want to stop the debt-STOP SPENDING!
Stopping the war would reduce $6 billion a day that is being spent. Perhaps that might help reduce the debt instead of the amount that is sent out to recipients of Social Security. It is nowhere near $6 billion a day!
By Obama saying “I can’t guarantee those checks will go out” he once again gives himself political cover. On August 3rd, more than likely, all the checks will go out and the President steps to a podium and declares “Even though the Republicans don’t want you to get your money, I have decided that this is too important and I have decided that the government will meet it’s obligations, It was my decision and my decision alone to make sure that these checks go out.” Once again making sure he looks like the good guy.
I am sure some of you may not like what I have to say, but this is ridiculous when you put so much fear into people who worked hard all their lives and paid into Social Security, and now tell them that they will not receive their monthly check. This is inhumane in my opinion.
This is just the beginning of manipulation that is going to occur, so get ready for more blockbusters like this one today.