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  •  And Obama ratchets up the pressure (6+ / 0-)

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    President Obama on Tuesday said he cannot guarantee that retirees will receive their Social Security checks August 3 if Democrats and Republicans in Washington do not reach an agreement on reducing the deficit in the coming weeks.

    In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.

    by jsfox on Tue Jul 12, 2011 at 10:22:32 AM PDT

    •  I just watched that and the clip the diarist (5+ / 0-)

      referenced back to back lol

      "I be the first to set off sh*t, last to run." ~Clifford Smith

      by mallyroyal on Tue Jul 12, 2011 at 10:26:14 AM PDT

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      •  You should go read (2+ / 0-)
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        some of the comments attached to the CBS article. They only high light how little folks understand about how the Federal government works, What the Debt ceiling means and what Social Security does with the funds it receives from tax payers.

        Scary isn't the word for it.

        In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.

        by jsfox on Tue Jul 12, 2011 at 10:32:55 AM PDT

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    •  Shouldn't that read: (2+ / 0-)
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      President Obama on Tuesday said he cannot guarantee that retirees will receive their Social Security checks August 3 if Democrats and Republicans in Washington do not reach an agreement on reducing the deficit raise the Debt Limit in the coming weeks.

      The deficit has nothing to do with this.

      It should be a clean bill.

      I wish the President wouldn't say stuff like this.

      •  Ok here is his actual quote (4+ / 0-)
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        Pluto, kamarvt, Dragon5616, blueness

        "This is not just a matter of Social Security checks. These are veteran's checks, these are folks on disability and their checks. There are about 70 million checks that go out each month. I can not 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."

        So the media made it about the debt not Obama.

        In the choice between changing ones mind and proving there's no need to do so, most people get busy on the proof.

        by jsfox on Tue Jul 12, 2011 at 10:46:30 AM PDT

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