Obama: I May Not Send Out Social Security Checks If I Don’t Get to Raise Taxes

Obama told CBS today that he can’t guarantee that social security checks will be mailed out if he doesn’t get his way.


From the video:

President Obama on Tuesday said he cannot guarantee that retirees will receive their Social Security checks August 3 if Democrats and Republicans in Washington do not reach an agreement on reducing the deficit in the coming weeks.

“I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it,” Mr. Obama said in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, according to excerpts released by CBS News.

Obama and democrats want to raise taxes to pay off his historic debt.

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  • havok

    Obama = Liar. No nice way to say it.

    But what can one expect from one, who has the qualifications of a junior T-Ball coach running the country.

  • apodoca

    If the checks don’t go out it will be because Obama has deliberately intervened to stop a process that continues even in the face of a government shutdown.

    He’d go nuclear and hurt millions of elderly and disable people rather than reduce government spending.

    Raw partisan politics.

  • #1AMERICAN

    you lying commie bastar%…and there is also no money in the coffers to keep paying planned parenthood, acorn or all your mooslime brothers…please do us all a favor and fall off the face of the earth you POS

  • StrangernFiction

    Barky is going all in and the Repubicans don’t have the guts, or worse, to call.

  • Uncle Monkey

    Havok,
    a Junior T-Ball Coach has experience organizing people and forming strategies to win. And they have pretty much all had or have jobs.

    ’nuff said.

  • Ang

    Straight out of Democrat’s standard playbook, people should be used to this by now, but it never ceases to amaze me at the idiots that will bite on this one. We will see.

  • StrangernFiction

    Whose checks does he bring up first? Veterans.

    PURE. EVIL!

  • Redwine

    Barry is a bold-faced liar. Social security and veterans checks – all entitlements – are not affected by the debt limit talks. Those checks will go out.

  • Mikey

    Watch the spoiled little man child’s face turn blue and stomp his feet. If I don’t get what I want – YOU WILL PAY you Social Security recipients. No checks for you. Is there nothing this guy won’t do to push his agenda through? He truly is sickening.

  • RedBeard

    This is what we get when we foolishly hire a leftist “community organizer” as president: A thug.

  • Betsy Ross

    This is EXACTLY why this pension program should have never, ever been implemented. Eventually there are too many people relying on the government, the government knows it and is using this threat to control the people.
    SHAMEFUL

  • Rachelle

    Can we impeach this Marxist donkey yet?

  • Chrissy B

    Who’s pushing grandma off the cliff now, you jug-eared fool?

  • Average American

    This is pure rhetoric to scare the elderly, think about it. The POTUS and democrats did the same-thing with Ryan’s medicare bill. They are looking to ramp up the angst in the electorate. Seniors are a guaranteed voting block and are willing to have their voices heard.

    Also, I believe that this POS WOULD HURT THE ELDERLY, that’s what kind of immoral individual is in this White House.

  • Chrissy B

    Let him go ahead, and the House should ground AF1, stop all golf outings and parties, and let Moose-chelle eat from the WH garden. Make him eat his own peas!

  • Michael Mortis

    Did BHO admit that our Government is just one big Ponzi Scheme?

  • olm

    He is a disgusting liar. Pure and simple.
    I don’t know what the outcome of this soap opera is going to be but the Republicans can not cave in. Obama has got to be made held accountable for these lies.

  • Sorry To Live In Illinois

    “Obama and democrats want to raise taxes to pay off his historic debt.”

    You are wrong. He has no intention of paying the debt.

  • LHY

    Obama is a liar:
    http://www.zerohedge.com/article/fearmongering-top-begins-obama-says-can-not-guarantee-social-security-payments-without-debt-

    Is that so Mr. President? Please explain then how according to the most recent DTS the YTD (fiscal) amount paid out on Social Security is $469 billion, well below the amount collected from Federal Tax Deposits of $780 billion.
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    So please Mr. President, feel free to engage in your hollow rhetoric when addressing your political adversaries or staring at the teleprompter, but please don’t pander to the general population. It didn’t work for Hank Paulson, at least not the first time. We all know what happened with your all important stock market after that.

  • chuck in st paul

    “Nice retirement check ya got there. It’d be a shame if somethin’ happened to it. Know what I mean…?”