In a stunning fabrication of the truth, Barack Obama told CBC News’ Scott Pelley that there is no guarantee that Social Security, veterans benefits and disability checks will be mailed out if he doesn’t get a deal to increase the Federal debt and increase taxes on the American people.
“I cannot guarantee that those checks go out…if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it…this is not just a matter of Social Security checks. These are veterans checks, these are folks on disability and their checks. There are about 70 million checks that go out.”
It’s certainly frightening when the President of the United States states that we are two weeks away from a total meltdown. Seniors will not have money to pay their light bill or buy groceries. Disabled people will starve and become homeless. This type of scare tactic would frighten anyone into putting extra pressure on those evil Republicans to give Obama the extra debt that he demands.
There’s only one problem with his statement. It’s a total lie.
According to the Daily Treasury Statesments published by the U.S. Treasury Department, the ongoing flow of federal tax revenue since the Treasury declared that it had hit the debt limit on May 16 has been more than sufficient to cover the combined costs of federal spending on interest payments, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, the Veterans Affairs department and federal workers wages and insurance benefits (including wages and insurance benefits for military personnel).
Why would the president choose to target seniors, veterans and the disabled before cutting spending on the thousands of wasteful federal projects? He’s using them as political pawns.
Would the president really punish our seniors before he would stop sending foreign aid to countries that hate us? Would he put the disabled out on the streets before making reductions to the dozens of redundant federal programs and ridiculous projects invented to waste stimulus money on?
A good president does his best to reassure the American people – Not fabricate lies in order to incite their anger towards his political enemies. We know that Obama wants to increase the debt and waste that our children and grandchildren will have to pay for, but now we see that he’s willing to do it at all costs.
How’s that “hope and change” working for you?