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Shameless: Obama Plays the Social Security Card

If Barack Obama had a winning hand, would he have to resort to such dire scare tactics so soon? Watch as this master propagandist lies shamelessly by claiming if an agreement on spending money we don’t have isn’t reached by August 2 then Social Security checks due out the next day just might not make it to the recipients. Sounds like a threat to me.

“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,” Mr. Obama said in an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, according to excerpts released by CBS News.

Of course the lack of an agreement would do no such thing, when have the facts ever presented an obstacle to Obama? And he goes even further, threatening the checks of the disabled and veterans.

Mr. Obama told Pelley “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.”

Now if this ever indeed came to fruition, who do you suppose the Democrats and their media handmaidens would be blaming? Certainly not themselves, the architects of this financial disaster.


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