On Wednesday, Representative Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) uploaded a video onto his website, in which he accuses President Barack Obama of lying and trying to scare the American people about the possibility of the United States defaulting. Walsh urged the President to change tactics and convince the Democrats to support a Balanced Budget Amendment. The video can be viewed below.
“President Obama, quit lying,” Walsh said in the video. “You know darn well that if August 2nd comes and goes there is plenty of money to pay off our debt and cover all Social Security obligations. And you also know that you and only you have the discretion to make those payments.”
Walsh took issue with statements the President made in a recent CBS News interview, in which Obama said he could not guarantee that Social Security checks would be mailed on Aug. 3 if the U.S. defaulted on Aug. 2.
Walsh also accused the media of being complicit in deceiving citizens, saying, “I know you have a willing media that protects everything you say and do, but have you no shame sir? In three short years, you have bankrupted this country and destroyed job creation. You are either in over your head, don’t understand what makes this country great, or are hell-bent in turning us into some European big government wasteland.”
Walsh defended the video in an interview with Chicago radio station WLS AM today: “If your teenage son, who, when his parents left, had a big ol’ blowout party, trashed the house — the parents come back home, and the teenage son is just irate that he has to clean up all by himself.”
“This guy, this President… has spent us off of a cliff in the last three years. Now, all of a sudden, he comes out and says, ‘Come on guys, we gotta get serious about this spending,’” Walsh said. “Yes, the President is lying. It’s beyond playing politics.”