Obama: Social Security checks 'not gu...

Obama: Social Security checks 'not guaranteed'

There are 1482 comments on the CNN story from Jul 12, 2011, titled Obama: Social Security checks 'not guaranteed'. In it, CNN reports that:

President Obama issued a broadside Tuesday in the debt ceiling debate, saying in a high-profile interview that he cannot ensure government benefits -- including Social Security -- will be paid if Congress fails to act.

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Ace

Acworth, GA

#2 Jul 12, 2011
IT's not like we never knew this day would come. I've always known I wouldn't be collecting soc sec. or at least ever since I've been working, what , 30 years now, or 27 if you don't count the last 3 unbearably boring underemployed years.

“Obama: Leading us to failure”

Since: Jul 09

The United States of America

#3 Jul 12, 2011
Obama is full of Shyt and is lying through his teeth.

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Ace

Acworth, GA

#4 Jul 12, 2011
we could set up a "granny exchange" on the internets. I have to live a thousand miles away from my nearest relative and I am sure many of you are forced to as well. so when soc sec checks stop coming, were going to have a short term homeless granny crisis. but I believe we can solve this problem with my internet granny exchange idea. I'll take in your granny, feed her, put her eye drops in, if you'll do mine.

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#5 Jul 12, 2011
Ace wrote:
we could set up a "granny exchange" on the internets. I have to live a thousand miles away from my nearest relative and I am sure many of you are forced to as well. so when soc sec checks stop coming, were going to have a short term homeless granny crisis. but I believe we can solve this problem with my internet granny exchange idea. I'll take in your granny, feed her, put her eye drops in, if you'll do mine.
... or you could send granny to a local death panel (not an Obama death panel, we're for states running things). Granny can be put down humanely, then sent to a "chop shop", where she can be stripped down for parts, for minerals, or anything else of value from her remains. Proceeds can be used to retire her indebtedness.

This will be upsetting to some, but thank God for our photographs and memories...

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#6 Jul 12, 2011
Capt America wrote:
Obama is full of Shyt and is lying through his teeth.
If he has lost the trust and faith of the American People, he should remove himself. This is part of his international plan. For other despots.
cjrian

United States

#7 Jul 12, 2011
Typical Lib tactic. During any "money crunch" Libs announce cuts that will cause the most pain to the most people, without touching back-end costs. Obama has increased the size (and cost) of the Federal government by 25%, but those increases to a previously bloated governmental system are "untouchable". Gotta keep ALL the bureaucrats (at $125K per year) but eliminate retiree benefits.
soap on a rope

Pittsfield, MA

#8 Jul 12, 2011
The USA has officially lost the war!
terrorist have cut off our supply train.(money)
we now have to rob the old folks.(social security)
Way to go politician's.
America is proud of you
Ace

Acworth, GA

#9 Jul 12, 2011
soap on a rope wrote:
The USA has officially lost the war!
terrorist have cut off our supply train.(money)
we now have to rob the old folks.(social security)
Way to go politician's.
America is proud of you
on the bright side, countless millions of innocent lives will be saved in other countries. sometimes when your govt is taken over , something like this that cripples your nation is needed to restore sanity to world affairs.

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#10 Jul 12, 2011
cjrian wrote:
Typical Lib tactic. During any "money crunch" Libs announce cuts that will cause the most pain to the most people, without touching back-end costs. Obama has increased the size (and cost) of the Federal government by 25%, but those increases to a previously bloated governmental system are "untouchable". Gotta keep ALL the bureaucrats (at $125K per year) but eliminate retiree benefits.
Get serious.

You can lay off every federal employee earning over $125,000, every last one, and you still have a problem with the deficit.

The American debt limit must be raised before Aug 2, or the US defaults on its debt for the first time ever. End of story.
Spin King Inc

Houston, TX

#11 Jul 12, 2011
So the brilliant Harvard president could not foresee this impending SS crisis when he put out a nonsense spendulous bill and hired 454 WH aides, increased their salary on avg 50% and then hired another 8 advisors just yesterday??? Everything adds up. Exactly how brilliant is he as a leader safeguarding Americans and how stupid are his followers? No one is left to defend him except dumb college kids and paid move on org hired from craiglist trashin talking shills.

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2011/07/...

No “Hollywood victory moments” in the budget fight

Boehner didn’t cave on the budget deal this weekend, as some feared he would. The prior fears were not by any means inexplicable. Republicans in Washington are speaking mildly rather than trenchantly, and taking slings and arrows from the chattering class. There’s no Terminator-type trash talk coming from them. All the movement and fury seems to be on the Democrats’ side.

All of which is why it’s the Democrats who are most alarmed about having to face the choices after 2 August. The GOP position is not a precarious one. It’s a strong and meaningful position, and that’s why Obama and the Democrats are mounting a sustained assault.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#12 Jul 12, 2011
If the budget goes red, and contracts are negotiated, that includes the Union Sacred Cows also.
Spin King Inc

Houston, TX

#13 Jul 12, 2011
Where else did the money that should have stayed to protect Social Security go?

http://www.examiner.com/bay-area-moderate-con...

Wayne Allyn Root, a Columbia University classmate of Barack Obama (class of 1983), recently wrote an article (June 10, 2011) about his thoughts on his then-classmate Barack Obama.

You can verify authenticity at snopes: http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/overwh...

“Barack Obama ... knows exactly what he's doing. He is purposely overwhelming the U.S. economy to create systematic failure, economic crisis and social chaos – thereby destroying capitalism and our country from within.

Barack Hussien Obama was my classmate (Columbia University, Class of 83').

Add up the clues below. Taken individually they're alarming. Taken as a whole, it is a brilliant Machiavellian game plan to turn the United States into a socialist/Marxist state with a government majority that desperately needs government for survival … and can be counted on to always vote for bigger government. Why not? They have no responsibility to pay for it.

Universal health care - The health care bill had very little to do with health care. It had everything to do with unionizing millions of hospital workers and healthcare workers, 15,000 to 20,000 IRS agents (who will join government employee unions).

Obama doesn't care that giving free health care to 30 million Americans will add trillions to the national debt. What he does care about is that it cements the dependence of those 30 million voters to Democrats and big government. Who but a socialist revolutionary would pass this reckless spending bill in the middle of a depression?

Stimulus and Bailouts - Where did all that money go? It went to Democratic contributors, organizations (ACORN) and billions of dollars to save or create jobs of government employees across the country. It went to save Chrysler and GM so that their employees could keep paying union dues. It went to AIG so that Goldman Sachs could be bailed out (after giving Obama almost $1 million in contributions). A staggering $125 billion went to teachers (thereby protecting their union dues).

Ronald Reagan wanted to dramatically cut taxes in order to starve the government. Barack Obama wants to dramatically raise taxes to starve his political opposition. With the acts outlined above, Barack Hussein Obama and his regime have created a vast and rapidly expanding constituency of voters dependent on big government; a vast privileged class of public employees who work for big government; and a government dedicated to destroying capitalism and installing themselves as socialist rulers by overwhelming the system

Mitt Romney 2012

Democrates, investigate Obama now and find him ineligible before he does more damage!
Mike

Palm Desert, CA

#15 Jul 12, 2011
It's dudes like PooPoo Platter..that give me a soft on...!...He's the type that would vote for the Baboon one more time because like they say...( Once you go Black..You never Go Back )...it's a good thing the majority of Tax Paying Americans have had their fill of that Lying, Destructive, World Meddling, Kow Ta-owwing, Negro....! Two years under this oppressing Negro is too long...!
Spin King Inc

Houston, TX

#17 Jul 12, 2011
OBAMA'S GOP MANIPULATION

He is removing Social Security, whether or not the debt ceiling passes........so you best accept the deal. Either way, GOP is blamed.

NOT SO OBAMA, THAT IS ASSUMING GOP AND AMERICANS DON'T KNOW WHAT WAYNE ROOT, YOUR CLASSMATE, KNOWS.

Get the word out asap. Don't let GOP take the blame.

Mitt Romney 2012
Reelection can't get here soon enough!!!
gladys

Chesapeake, VA

#18 Jul 12, 2011
evil man
ZIAmouth585

Santa Fe, NM

#19 Jul 12, 2011
Seems like many don't understand the consequences of hitting the debt ceiling. Its a serious situation. Will it impact me if its prolonged? Absolutely, but I have other resources so I can get by. But there are many who cannot. Of course defaulting on the debt would impact America's credit rating thus pushing interest rates up. Might be able to get a return on my emergency cash (finally). Of course too, the cost of servicing America's national debt will jump, costing Americans more. And the stock market won't like it.

I'm a fiscal conservative so the whole debt issue is astounding to me. Both parties are to blame and both need to give/take to find a solution.

I personally think they will go to the wire, hoping one side or the other blinks first.
ZIAmouth585

Santa Fe, NM

#20 Jul 12, 2011
Spin King Inc wrote:
OBAMA'S GOP MANIPULATION
He is removing Social Security, whether or not the debt ceiling passes........so you best accept the deal. Either way, GOP is blamed.
NOT SO OBAMA, THAT IS ASSUMING GOP AND AMERICANS DON'T KNOW WHAT WAYNE ROOT, YOUR CLASSMATE, KNOWS.
Get the word out asap. Don't let GOP take the blame.
Mitt Romney 2012
Reelection can't get here soon enough!!!
You're dreaming. Unfortunately I think Obama will be re-elected. The Republicans are pulling at straws. I don't like any of the current candidates but I'm hoping for a dark horse.
Joe

United States

#21 Jul 12, 2011
RayOne wrote:
<quoted text>If he has lost the trust and faith of the American People, he should remove himself. This is part of his international plan. For other despots.
Exactly. Just like Obama is trying to destroy the livelihood of American truckdrivers now by turning their jobs over to Mexican truckdrivers, Obama is promising the illegals free college education in his Dream Act, and he will not cut a single dime of their Medicaid, food stamps, WIC which encourages them to have many children they cannot afford, he will destroy the American citizen who has paid in all his life.

“Resist”

Since: Apr 09

Bryson City

#22 Jul 12, 2011
But el presidente zero and the liberal left said:

"social security is entirely self funded and should not be included in any discussion about debt or deficit"

So which is it? His liberal base will support him in which lie?

And where does zero get his authority to not pay bills. I'm pretty that falls to the treasury secretary, Turbo Timmah Geithner aka Boy Wonder.

Those SS checks will go out, bet on that.
Zero is using the elderly as another fearmongering tactic, a footstomping hissy fit like a child.

So who thinks he will get the elder vote now, and they vote in huge numbers. Old does not equal stupid and they won't like his threats ot being used.

He's done, self inflicted. It's hilarious to watch liberals eat their own.

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#23 Jul 12, 2011
PooPoo Platter wrote:
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Get serious.
You can lay off every federal employee earning over $125,000, every last one, and you still have a problem with the deficit.
The American debt limit must be raised before Aug 2, or the US defaults on its debt for the first time ever. End of story.
Yeah, and its on Obama's watch, Whoda thunk it!!! Try this poo poo, Cut Obama's paycheck off. He hasn't earned it from day one...
His $3.9 Trillon dollar budget will only bankrupt the country sooner, although we are already there...

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