Obama Resorts to Social Security Scare
One day maybe we can privatize social security and keep government out of the way. Even turning it over to the states would be better than the ridiculous scheme the feds have turned this into.
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Here’s another sign, ladies and gentlemen, that I think they’re getting desperate on the Democrat side. Obama went out today to a construction company. The M. Luis Construction Company. He was in Rockville, Maryland. And in this speech this morning, Barack Obama warned seniors that their Social Security checks might not be forthcoming if this keeps up. He spent much of his speech this morning warning that while the ongoing government shut down was damaging, failure to raise the debt ceiling by an October 17th deadline would be even worse.
The president said, “In a government shutdown, Social Security checks still go out on time. In an economic shutdown, if we don’t raise the debt ceiling, they don’t go out on time. In a government shutdown, disability benefits still arrive on time. In an economic shutdown, they don’t.”
Now, to veteran observers of the Washington scene, and I count myself among them, this was entirely predictable. Only a matter of time before Obama threw the Social Security card if things were not going his way. In the past two days, the president of the United States, I think in an unprecedented way, has attempted to frighten the stock market and talk it down, and for a while it was under 15,000 and down 180. He did scare the stock market tremendously.
Now it’s the old trump card, it’s the oldest card in the book. This is threatening the seasoned citizens with losing their Social Security checks. Here’s why the Democrats have a problem with all of this. At the root of all of this is the implementation of Obamacare. Don’t forget now, the vast majority of the American people oppose it, do not want it. The reporting on Obamacare’s been pretty up front, all the waivers, all the freebies, all the exemptions, all the subsidies that members of Congress get.