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Obama Claims Default Could Immediately Halt Social Security Checks

July 12, 2011 by  

Obama Claims Default Could Immediately Halt Social Security Checks

In an interview with CBS Evening News, President Barack Obama said that if the United States defaults on Aug. 2, he “cannot guarantee” that Social Security recipients will receive their checks the next day.

“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,” Obama said in an interview with Scott Pelley, according to excerpts available from CBSNews.com. The full interview will air tonight on CBS Evening News.

In a press briefing today, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said the President stands by his comments and the White House “can’t guarantee… a specific bill will be paid,” should the U.S. go into default.

Carney said he deferred to the Treasury on which bills could and could not be paid if the Aug. 2 deadline was breached, but that the decisions made in that situation would represent a “Sophie’s Choice” dilemma.

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  • spepper

    He is a BALD FACED LIAR. Social Security checks are based on Congressional authorizations years before he was even born– there is no “stopping the checks” unless he literally sneaks over and turns the damned check printing machine OFF. Keep your eyes and cameras peeled, because that may be EXACTLY what he has in mind, then blame the Republicans. This guy has NO morals, or shame. It’s the Reichstag Fire, all over again.

    • Collapse

      Yes, it’s in the news right now, Obama and his adm. threatened the Republican party that if the US does not borrow more money and raise the debt ceiling, he will be forced to penalize social security, our seniors.

      Why doesn’t he cut other programs instead threatening our seniors, because they did not vote for the Democrat party??????????????????

      Eric Cantor always supports increasing the debt ceiling, and he should be a Democrat because he acts like one.

      The elites wants Greek and other countries’ natural resources to secure their loans. The Fed will demand our resources in exchange for repayment of our debt to them.

  • pete

    Doesn’t look good.

    I mean if Social Security won’t print the checks, let’s hope Obama and Congress don’t get a paycheck ….

  • JimH

    Have you noticed, when politicians want a tax hike or to borrow more money, they go straight to scare tactic.
    On a local level, we’ll have to cut police and fire protection.
    The last time with the budget, if the government shuts down we won’t pay the military. Now if you don’t give me the money we won’t pay social security.(wich is suposed to come from a soecial social security tax, not from borrowed money)
    Congress needs to call the bluff. If the military doesn’t get payed or socialistic insecurities don’t get paid, let the public know who really did it.
    This reckless spending of money on anything and everything, until their isn’t any left for what they should spend it on has to stop.
    We can’t keep spending what we don’t have, we need to live within our means.

  • s c

    First, The Anointed One, consummate LIAR that he is, has done it yet again. What’s your problem, Mr. Prez? What is it about YOUR criminal administration that has so much trouble getting CLOSE to the truth?
    Soc Sec, Medicare and military folks, UNITE! The guy in the W H has got to GO! He’s so full of himself that he thinks he can borrow the hooker media, lie his rump off, and you’ll come running with all the support you can muster. Haven’t you yet learned that 99.9% of all politicians CAN’T be trusted?
    This guy is making his own problems, and he dares to assume that America has been completely dumbed-down by Uncle Scam’s incompetent education system. Put him in his place – ANYWHERE that’s not close to Washington. Lies, lies, and more damned LIES! Away with ye, ye unworthy, con artist poser!

  • http://certus-certusblogspot.com RAYMOND HARBIN

    I AGREE WITH ALL YOU SAY, THE MAN IS AS AMORAL AS A PIT VIPER, SPEPPER.

    HE HAS NEVER GIVEN THE CONSERVATIVE AMERICAN PUBLIC GOOD NEWS–NEVER!

    HE IS TOTALLY IN CHARACTER WITH THE GLOBAL WARMING “EXPERTS.” THEY HAVE BEEN NOW ALMOST 30 YEARS PEDDLING PANIC, THE ONLY THING THAT KEEPS THE $5,000,000,000 FROM AMERICAN TAX PAYERS- PER YEAR, GOING TO THEIR CORRUPTION CLUB IS PUREST FEAR AND SHEER UN-DULTERATED PANIC.

    IN 30 YEARS OF REPORTING TO THE TAX PAYERS–THEY ARE YET TO HAVE SAID, ONE WORD LIKE: “WELL, FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS, WARMING HAS BEEN VIRTUALLY NIL.” {TRUE} “NO, WE HAVE NO IDEA WHY–OUR COMPUTERS ARE ONLY PROGRAMMED FOR BAD NEWS.” “AND WE GUESS THAT WE SHOULD LET YOU THE CITIZENRY KNOW THAT THE GREATER SOUTHEAST AND GULF STATES HAVE NOT WARMED AT ALL, DURING THE PERIOD OF RECORD, IN FACT THE AREA HAS COOLED SLIGHTLY.” {TRUE} “THIS INVOLVES ALL OR MAJOR PORTIONS OF 8 STATES, ENCOMPASSING 377,000 CONTIGUOUS SQUARE MILES–A LITTLE LARGER THAN ALL THE BRITISH ISLES COMBINED.” {TRUE}

    “WE DIDN’T THINK SUCH INFO WAS OF INTEREST TO THE AVERAGE AMERICAN. AND ALSO WE SHOULD TELL YOU THAT SOME OF OUR PEOPLE BELIEVE THE TEMPERATURE LULL FOR THE PAST DECADE IS A RESULT OF OUT TEMPERATURE INCREASE OF 1.7 DEGREES, F., HAS CREATED A LARGER AND MORE DENSE CLOUD COVER, REFLECTING SOLAR RADIATION BACK INTO SPACE, AND STOPPING ANY WARMING–THIS IS CALLED “NEGATIVE FEEDBACK” {TRUE} “WHERE THE WARMING IS ACTUALLY SELF CONTROLLING.” “BUT WE EXPERTS DON’T KNOW ABOUT THIS IDEA, FOR OUR COMPUTERS ARE NOT PROGRAMMED TO DEAL WITH NEGATIVE FEEDBACK, JUST BAD THINGS.”

    IF OBAMA SHOULD EVER GIVE THE TRADITIONAL CITIZENS JOYFUL NEWS– BET YOUR LAST BUCK, HE’S LYING. IN FACT IF HE TELL ANYONE, ANYTHING– IT’S A GOOD BET THAT HE IS LYING HERE ALSO.

    • http://certus-certusblogspot.com RAYMOND HARBIN

      A CORRECTION ON THE SIZE I RAPIDLY STATED FOR THAT PORTION OF THE UNITED STATES WHERE ZERO WARMING HAS OCCURRED DURING THE PERIOD OF RECORD. IT IS THE GREATER SOUTHEASTERN GULF COAST AREA TOTALING 377,000 SQUARE MILES. ENGLAND, SCOTLAND. WALES. NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN IRELAND, COMBINE TO 124,000 SQUARE MILES. THE AREA OF THIS CONTIGUOUS NON-WARMING USA LAND IS SLIGHTLY LARGER THAN ***THREE TIMES*** THE LAND AREAL OF ALL THE BRITISH ISLES– THE GW EXPERTS HAVE KNOWN THIS FOR SOME TIME, BUT DECIDED NOT TO COMPLICATE OUR LIVES WITH SUCH DISTURBING NEWS (TO THEM). THEIR JOB IS TO KEEP THE WORLD IN PANIC OR THEY WILL ALL LOSE THEIR JOBS AND THEIR ONE-WORLD RADICAL INTERNATIONALS– WILL LOSE MOST OF THEIR PANIC GENERATED UNITED NATIONS EMPTY AND CORRUPT PROPAGANDA. OBAMA IS ON THEIR TEAM, BIG TIME.

  • JeffH

    I wanted to say something but ya’all got it covered regarding the Liar in Chief and his minions.

    • TIME

      Then let me add what Mitch Mcconnel has just offerd up is to allow Barry to become a Full Dictaror, Now theres something special from the bent little Rebublican progressives that heard the voice of the American people, yea sure they did.

      I have said it before and I will say it again Hitler was the Blue print for what is unfolding as you watch daily now!
      My God they are not even hidding it anylonger, thats how bloody stupid the politicians think you all are.

      Barry is our Hitler, he even had his little follower write his book My Struggle, just with a differant name yet same message’s.

      As well Barry’s staff is dropping hints about the NEW gun controls and I will bet you that when its all said and done we will be stripped of our 2nd Amendment rights, as way to many Americans will still be saying it can’t happen here!

      Well guess what people it is.

      • http://certus-certusblogspot.com RAYMOND HARBIN

        TIME, YOU POINT TO A FACT THAT MOST POLITICAL PUNDITS AND AUTHORITIES OVERLOOK. WHILE OBAMA IS A DYED-IN-THE-WOOL MARXIAN SOCIALIST–HE HAS MANY TRICKS IN HIS BAGS, IMPLEMENTED BY THE FASCIST ADOLF HITLER, AND COPIED BY FASCIST BENITO MUSSOLINI. HITLER WAS WISE ENOUGH, ALTHOUGH A PURE DICTATOR, TO NOT BE IN THE AWKWARD POSITION OF DEPENDING ON HIS RANK BUREAUCRATS TO MANAGE THOSE SPECIAL HUGE INDUSTRIES THAT WOULD MANUFACTURE HIS WEAPONS OF WAR. IN PARTICULARLY HE EMBRACED FOKKER, JUNKERS AND MESSERSCHMITT, THE GMC, FORD, AND CHRYSLER OF GERMANY’S HIGHTECH AIRPLANE INDUSTRY. THEY WERE GIVEN SPECIAL TREATMENT AND UNLIMITED FINANCIAL AID. THEY WERE PART OF HITLERS REGIME, BUT WERE TREATED AS VERY SPECIAL “PRIVATE” BUSINESSMEN. HOWEVER, HUGO JUNKERS
        (YOU–KERS) WAS A PACIFIST WHO REBELLED AND SPENT HIS LAST DAYS IN HOUSE ARREST. THE FIGHTERS AND BOMBERS THEY DESIGNED WERE AMONG THE VERY FINEST DURING W W II. WHAT WOULD THEY HAVE BEEN IF NAZI BUREAUCRATS HAD DIRECTED THEIR DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION?

        I REMEMBER WHEN OBAMA FIRST PUT HIS ARMS AROUND BIG BANKS, FORD, GM, AND CHRYSLER, HE WAS GROOMING SPECIAL FRIENDS AND UNION MOBS, USING TAX PAYERS MONEY WHICH HE EXCHANGED FOR POLITICAL POWER AND NOTHING MORE. IN ADDITION TO MARX AND ENGELS, HE HAD BONED UP ON THE WORDS OF THE FUHRER AND IL DUCE.

  • Raggs

    Oh … So more lies from this ass that I’m supposed to believe?

  • pete

    Very scary times ! If the Food Stamps/Unemployment/Social Security benefits are stopped, how soon until rioting in the streets ?

    CHECKMATE !

    Brilliant ! The RePUBS get blamed for all of this – sweeping Obama and the demoncrats back into power in 2012 !!!

    You got to admire Prez Obama – he sure knows how to wage political brinkmanship !!!!

  • http://www.arrl.org/ James of Irondequoit

    Liar Boy, This guy is such a damn liar. Liar liar liar. Liar, liar, pants on fire. And then the media just goes along with what he says. This country is so hurting. Everybody is only out to get what they can for themselves. So it seems. Lets hope the republicans try to set the correct information out to the citizens tomorrow morning.

  • Cawmun Cents

    My question is this:If you cannot guarantee the entitlements then how are you seeking to be re-elected?Who is going to re-elect you when the Obama money runs out?What…you cant pull some out of your stash?Ay Caramba~!

  • alabama red neck

    Why worry about the biggest liar in goverment…He has not a true
    decision for himself taking office. So why do we think he will make a decision now? What happens when everybody starves to death and
    NOBODY PAYS ANY TAXES FOR THE government to live on???Yes no tax
    payers no money for them to waste. Yes Hilter was bad but what happened
    to him? All the rest of the liars will have their place in the lake
    that burns with fire forever.

  • http://thenextcivilwar? vietnam veteran 1968

    why in the world did i fight for my country in 1968 and my reward is to face financial destruction by the current obama administration. i live soley on social security with a disabled wife and receive benefits of ssi and disability payments from the va. there will be riots in the streets and hardship beyond imagination if this default takes place. i worked for 50 years beleiving social security taxes would be reward by paying into the fund for all these years not to mention medicare if that is cut how many people will die as a result of not being able to afford hospitalization and medicine. it seems reckless to not listen to the peoples cries for a solution to this crises. stop the political bickering and GET THIS RESOLVED!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tony

    What gives him the right to cut social security checks when the people getting them paid into the system what did the government do steel there money. why is not there money in there what gave them the right to use it in the first place. I have to ask why do we pay taxes and medicare taxes and social security taxes if when it comes to getting our money the pres can say no checks WTF. i dont get it i really dont i’m not sure but dosent it sound like they used our money your money the stuff we pay in to pay there dam sh -t with it.

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