Many people are very concerned due to the comments by President Obama that he wasn’t sure Social Security checks would go out on August 3rd if the debt ceiling negotiations don’t bear fruit soon. Is that a justified fear? Could this be something that people on Social Security need to worry about?
Representative Louie Gohmert (TX-1) released a statement Wednesday, July 13th, in regards to these threats issued by the President:
“Any claim that Social Security checks may not be paid in August has to be from someone who is either very ignorant, or very dishonest and trying to scare senior citizens for political gain. The Treasury Secretary has more than enough money to make the payments. This administration has not only confused the American public by flip-flopping on many debt and tax issues, but it has at the same time destroyed American jobs and weakened the U.S. economy through the implementation of anti-business policies. Now, by threatening to withhold Social Security checks from Americans, unless he gets permission by Aug. 2nd to continue increasing the debt ceiling, President Obama is once again deploying a scare tactic strategy based on a falsehood.”
“Unless the President and his Treasury Secretary willfully withhold Social Security checks to make a political statement, seniors have nothing to worry about. The truth is that Social Security’s ability to make payments as usual will be completely unaffected even if the debt ceiling is not raised next month. In fact, Social Security payments come from the Social Security Trust Fund which is capable of making payments for many months without Congress doing anything. Instead of being a statesman leader and saying something like, ‘The only thing we have to fear is fear itself,’ this President tries to create fear and panic in the American public at every turn.”
Why Obama is using false claims to scare the people is anyone’s guess but at least we know that if the Social Security checks don’t get delivered it is not the fault of anyone other than Obama and his treasurer, not the result of their failed debt ceiling talks.
All of these arguments from the Dems are leaving us with one certainty to take to the polls in November—the Dems care more for their pet projects and their agenda than they do for the American people or the welfare of this country. That is also the case with many of the GOP as well. And all of those people in Washington who would rather raise our taxes at a time of such economic turmoil rather than make spending cuts need to be voted out at the first opportunity, which for the House is 2012 as well as 1/3 of the Senate.
It is time to take our country back from these adolescents on a spending spree and put some people in office who actually understand the restrictions put forth by the Constitution, and the simple basic fact that the lower taxes are, the more money people have to spend and that generates into higher sales, and more jobs needed. Tax hikes and socialized healthcare, along with all the other freedom-snatching agendas, do nothing more than dig us deeper into a debt hole that will pull the country down.