Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Obama went out on a limb yesterday with this statement, clearly is an attempt to hold hostage those who are among the most defenseless in our nation:
"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...
Were my mother-in-law not to receive her August Social Security check, what would happen to her? Catatonic and totally dependent upon the care of health professionals, she is in Stage 7 Alzheimer's and resides in a nursing home, the fee for which is paid, in large part, by her monthly Social Security check.

The facts are these:
...However, according to the Daily Treasury Statements 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).

Specifically, according to the Daily Treasury Statements, as of the close of business on May 16, the federal government had taken in $1.333454 trillion in tax revenues since the beginning of fiscal 2011. By the close of business on July 7, tax revenues for fiscal 2011 had grown to $1.629630 trillion. Therefore, between May 16 and July 7 the federal government took in a total of $296.176 billion in new tax revenue.

In that same time period, total interest payments on the national debt equaled $14.632 billion....
If the August checks do not go out, that will be by Obama's direct orders.


Anonymous said...

While I agree with you, many folks are not news junkies like many of us. Obama's silver tongue has the seniors worried. Two neighbors talks to me about how the GOP was going to cut their SS and they were going to miss their August check. We may be in the right but the diabolical Obama is winning the war of words.

Always On Watch said...

I know that uninformed seniors are worried.

But when push comes to shove, I doubt that Obama will cut off those checks. If he backs down, the threat will be seen for what it is.