Social security, disability and vet payments in limbo

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If no debt deal is struck by August 2nd, social security, disability and veterans checks might not be mailed out.
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1 - 9 of 9 Comments Last updated Jul 18, 2011

Since: Apr 08

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#1 Jul 13, 2011
If they don't go out, it is because Obama ordered they don't go out, not because the money isn't there.

Does Obama really think Americans are so stupid that they won't see through his bullshit?
The Mad Man

Long Beach, CA

#2 Jul 14, 2011
Well put and from what I read Obama said 'he is going to take it to the American people'. See how far that gets him. He is trying to use the hostage game to get his way. We send troops overseas but no budget cuts there. Congress gets fat paychecks, but no cuts there and I KNOW THERE ARE MORE CUTS THEY CAN MAKE so our money is not held hostage. Sure take it to the American people and create panic and more hate! They take money away from other programs so don't tell me the money is not there!
The Mad Man

Long Beach, CA

#3 Jul 14, 2011
This president is an ACCIDENT waiting to happen!
whoops

Jacksonville, FL

#4 Jul 14, 2011
the u.s. dollar may be in limbo, maybe that make obama and tim geithner happy
http://www.mywealth.com/blog/post/us-dollar-l...
The Mad Man

Long Beach, CA

#6 Jul 14, 2011
Can you imagine all the people who do not get a paycheck lined up on the highways asking for a handout because of 'threatening tactics'? Can you imagine all the vets lined up on the va hospitals asking for money to support their families because of no paycheck? Can you imagine what this will do to the nation? I would rather not because I am one of those people who is disabled, cannot work due to severe medical issues that cannot be resolved by one operation. Can you imagine the census of the homeless this NOW will create?
This man is asking America to go homeless for his politics!

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#7 Jul 14, 2011
The Mad Man wrote:
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This man is asking America to go homeless for his politics!
He's not asking.... he's threatening, being the bully, blackmailing the American people, just to get his way.
The Mad Man

Long Beach, CA

#8 Jul 15, 2011
Wow, today is Friday and Obama's threats seem to have gone unnoticed. He threatens the American paycheck and THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN, shuts up but still wants re-election! How about all that money going for his re-election to be put into the budget if he want to cry so much! He wants to threaten our paychecks but he is not willing to sacrifice his own...oh that right, he is the president?
The Mad Man

Long Beach, CA

#10 Jul 18, 2011
The Mad Man wrote:
Subject: FW: "What the "H" is wrong?"
Subject: "What the "H" is wrong?"
"What the "H" is wrong?"
Remember, not only did you contribute to Social Security but your employer did too. It totaled 15% of your income before taxes. If you averaged only $30K over your working life, that's close to $220,500. If you calculate the future value of $4,500 per year (yours & your employer's contribution) at a simple 5%(less than what the govt. pays on the money that it borrows), after 49 years of working (me) you'd have $892,919.98. If you took out only 3% per year, you receive $26,787.60 per year and it would last better than 30 years, and that's with no interest paid on that final amount on deposit! If you bought an annuity and it paid 4% per year, you'd have a lifetime income of $2,976.40 per month. The folks in Washington have pulled off a bigger Ponzi scheme than Bernie Madhoff ever had.
I didn't try to clean up the language in this message. It makes a better impact as it is.
Entitlement my ass , I paid cash for my social security insurance!!!! Just because they borrowed the money , doesn't make my benefits some kind of charity or handout !! Congressional benefits , aka. free healthcare , outrageous retirement packages , 67 paid holidays , three weeks paid vacation , unlimited paid sick days , now that's welfare , and they have the nerve to call my retirement entitlements !!!!!!....scroll down..........
What the HELL's wrong??? WAKE UP AMERICA !!!!
Tuesday's Daily Bulletin paper, ran two articles on the front page side by side :
1- Calif 's 20 Billion Dollar Budget Deficit
2- The Calif Supreme Court ruling that ILLEGALS can attend college and get benefits.
Why don't they just deport them when they arrive to register?
3- Last year they ran an article on the yearly costs to Calif Taxpayers from Illegals using Hospital Emergency Rooms for their general health care -
At just one hospital the cost to tax payers totaled over 25 million a year
Someone please tell me what the HELL's wrong with all the people that run this country!!!!!!
We're "broke" & can't help our own Seniors, Veterans, Orphans, Homeless etc.,????????
In the last months we have provided aid to Haiti , Chile , and Turkey .. And now Pakistan ......home of bin Laden. Literally, BILLIONS of DOLLARS!!!
Our retired seniors living on a 'fixed income' receive no aid nor do they get any breaks while our government and religious organizations pour Hundreds of Billions of $$$$$$'s and Tons of Food to Foreign Countries!
They call Social Security and Medicare an entitlement even though most of us have been paying for it all our working lives and now when its time for us to collect, the government is running out of money. Why did the government borrow from it in the first place?
We have hundreds of adoptable children who are shoved aside to make room for the adoption of foreign orphans.
AMERICA: a country where we have homeless without shelter, children going to bed hungry, elderly going without 'needed' meds, and mentally ill without treatment -etc. etc.
YET.......... They have a 'Benefit' for the people of Haiti on 12 TV stations, ships and planes lining up with food, water, tents clothes, bedding, doctors and medical supplies.
Imagine if the *GOVERNMENT* gave 'US' the same support they give to other countries.
Sad isn't it?
99% of people won't have the guts to forward this.
I'm one of the 1%-- I Just Did
I received this from a proud American and it shows!
Read this and wonder why we have the govt we have. Wish there were a better choice. With all the money that is being spent by American's, why can't we use that money to elect a person that can put America on top once again.
QUITTNER

Toronto, Canada

#11 Jul 18, 2011
3:16 pm, Monday, July 18, 2011:
RE: Social security, disability and vet payments in limbo
..... COPY:
QUITTNER Toronto, Canada 2:35 pm, Monday, July 18, 2011:
RE: Debt Fallback Plan Gains Momentum
..... The legislators responsible for the huge debt are not only the current ones. Over many years the debt has gone up and up instead of getting down sufficiently in good economic times by proper tax increases at that time. The amount of debt should never ever have gotten even near any of the debt ceilings!

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