When it comes to Social Security…

July 12th, 2011

…President Obama says:

“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.”

Weird. In thought Social Security was paid for by a dedicated tax. And Democrats keep telling me it isn’t bankrupt so why should the government’s inability to borrow MORE money imperil i’s obligation to pay Social Security?

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  • 1. Dan  |  July 13th, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Exactly what I said on my blog. But some people, liberal, elderly , disabled or who ever, will believe whatever Obama says, but that number is shrinking. But, the game of blaming the GOP for everything bad about social security, is no longer going the Democrat’s way. This time, I think Obama will be blamed for any problems with Social Security. I’m kind of surprised he said this so early. But obama is not a very smart person.
    If the GOP was smart, which they are not, they ought to be running commercials asking why Obama hates the poor, disabled and the elderly.

  • 2. BobG  |  July 13th, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Scare tactics.

  • 3. Hey, yeah, I thought the &hellip  |  July 13th, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    […] Elliot asks: …Democrats keep telling me it (the “Trust Fund”) isn’t bankrupt so why should the government’s inability to borrow MORE money imperil (its) obligation to pay Social Security? […]

  • 4. TerryN  |  July 13th, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    It would have been nice if the talking head who prompted BHO to threaten seniors was competent enough to question that response.

    Well, he would probably be pursuing other career options if he did.

    I sincerely hope BHO lives to regret what he uttered yesterday, for the rest of his life.

  • 5. Dan  |  July 14th, 2011 at 2:52 am

    “It would have been nice if the talking head who prompted BHO to threaten seniors was competent enough to question that response.”
    Probably that is the reason why Obama didn’t allow questions today and why he stormed out of the budget meeting.

  • 6. TerryN  |  July 15th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Now he’s saying 80% of Americans support tax increases.

    How people can support a serial liar this long confounds me to no end.

    America doesn’t have a revenue problem. it has a spending problem.

  • 7. Billiam  |  July 15th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Didn’t the current occupant say he wouldn’t use scare tactics? This clown lies as much as Nixon did. BTW, Elliot, I bought your book. (Kindle version) Plan on reading it next week.

  • 8. Elliot  |  July 15th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Just as long as you don’t try to read it while driving that big semi of yours. ;)

  • 9. Dan  |  July 16th, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Gee, I wonder why our resident liberals have not commented on this? Maybe they are really are smart enough to see through the crap Obama and Reid are doing.
    Or maybe they just cannot defend the indefensible.

  • 10. John Foust  |  July 16th, 2011 at 8:21 am

    A President using non-sensical, inflammatory language, designed to mislead or scare the populace into voting against the other party? Mission Accomplished! Heck of a job!

  • 11. Debunked  |  July 16th, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Now he’s saying 80% of Americans support tax increases.
    How people can support a serial liar this long confounds me to no end.
    America doesn’t have a revenue problem. it has a spending problem.

    Serial liar? Really? I’m even going to give you a FoxNews article, so I hope there’s no claim of bias from the source!

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/15/80-percent-americans-side-with-obama-in-debt-limit-talks-not-quite/

    Now, before you say anything, make sure you read past the headline that Fox loves to toss out there for those who don’t read past the headline.

    Namely, read this particular little blurb here:

    In fact, 32 percent said they support spending cuts equally with tax increases. Another 30 percent said they prefer mostly spending cuts while 7 percent favored mostly tax increases. Just 4 percent threw their support behind tax increases alone.
    Even so, it would have been fair to say at least 73 percent are open to some tax increases, and 69 percent are open to some mix of spending cuts and tax increases.

    So 32% + 30% + 7% + 4% support some form of tax increases based on that paragraph. FoxNews (surprisingly) added correctly to reach the figure that “at least 73% of Americans support some form of tax increases” to help reduce the deficit.

    Obama claimed “80% support tax increases” based on the other figure from the article from this section:

    A Gallup poll released this week does show that only 20 percent favor the Republican approach that relies only on spending cuts.

    Now let’s look at what Obama ACTUALLY said — (the headline claims Obama said 80% of Americans side with Obama; he DID NOT say this.)

    “You have 80 percent of the American people who support a balanced approach. Eighty percent of the American people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts.”

    So Obama claimed 80% of Americans (100% – 20% who favor ONLY tax cuts) support a balanced approach. Fox News’ own article stated “at least 73% supported some form of tax increases.”

    And that makes him a serial liar? Really? Okay then.

  • 12. TerryN  |  July 16th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Debunked – So you really believe the healthcare debate was fully covered on C-Span? Or maybe you think we’re out of Gitmo, or Iraq, or Afghanistan… How about this whopper: Fence between US and Mexico is “Practically Complete” when it’s less than 10% built.

    Maybe you really believe “fast and furious” was something an intern in the DOJ dreampt up back in the Bush years. Or maybe you think the current depression, AKA recession, is because the “stimulus package” was too small. Serial liar is too nice to describe the fool on the hill.

    There’s no bias in your link. There’s bias in your posting it. you must be effing delusional to believe Obama’s 80% statement since the headline at your link reads;

    “80 Percent of Americans Side With Obama in Debt Limit Talks? Not Quite”

    Note the last two words.

    Read the report fro very insightful data on the fool’s reelection woes.

  • 13. TerryN  |  July 16th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    The take away here is that Debunked claims that Obama is not a serial liar by claiming that one thing I say he lied about may not be a lie.

    He’s ignoring over five years of the serial liar’s statements.

    perspective and context are beautiful things…

  • 14. Debunked  |  July 16th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Yup, that’s the takeaway all right. Because I was the one calling somebody out for lying about something that, at best, was actually true, and at worst was only a slight exaggeration.

    Oh wait, no, that wasn’t me. That was you calling somebody a liar for essentially stating the truth.

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