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Obama threatens SS and Veteran checks if debt ceiling not raised

By AP Staff

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says Congress' failure to raise the government's borrowing authority would delay payments of benefits to veterans and Social Security recipients. He again warned that he will not negotiate on raising the debt ceiling, aiming to pin the burden of an unprecedented default on congressional Republicans.

The government has hit its $16.4 trillion borrowing limit and is expected to run out of ways to meet all of its obligations around March 1, perhaps earlier. Republicans wants spending cuts in exchange for raising the debt ceiling.

Threatening to not raise the debt ceiling, Obama said, is "absurd."

Without an increase, the government would not have enough money to pay interest to debt holders and pay for all government programs.

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  1. OutspokenComment by Outspoken
    January 14, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

    This is ‘chicken” politics. Why not stop payments to welfare and food-stamps instead of the old and vets……because the old & vets are the most vulnerable whereas most welfare recipients can work. There seems to be no low this prez will not do. sad, sad.

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      January 14, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

      Outspoken, If you’ve ever noticed anytime the government has to cut programs, it is ALWAYS seniors, emergency services, programs for children, schools etc. They never ever think about not paying themselves. I wonder what would happen if Obama threatened to not pay Congress…

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    • sailmakerComment by sailmaker
      January 14, 2013 @ 3:49 pm

      Right, they NEVER fail to pay themselves. They always go after those they think will sway public opinion the most. I do not think that they (Congress) should be paid at all. After all, they have not done their job and passed a budget in OVER 3 and a half years.

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    • susieqComment by susieq
      January 14, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

      Isn’t that bullying? Something which he signed a bill against?

      A President with no character or morals? That’s what America wanted.

      How do citizens unite to get this dictator out of the White House?

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    • jb80538Comment by jb80538
      January 14, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

      Outspoken, it’s not chicken politics, it’s chicken **** politics! SS should never be held hostage as it should be a stand alone fund.

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    • williambjrComment by williambjr
      January 14, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

      Once again, our great 1/2 African-American Indonesian on the downlow Hawaiian president will hold the most vulnerable American citizens in the 21st century hostage to get his way. What a low life, SOB is there no rock. He will not hide under as American president that is betraying the American people to the point that our country may soon suffer major devastation financially, this low life president again just like the last time he wanted his way wants to hold the American Social Security recipient and the most vulnerable foreign war veterans and other veterans and current armed forces hostage to get his way. If the Congress allow this a betrayal of the American people. What a travesty. It will be when the American people stand out against the tyranny of a hospital government towards the people of the United States of America. God bless America.

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    • highsiderComment by highsider
      January 14, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

      This, once again, is a scare tactic, aimed at those he feels he can scare the easiest. The ilegal alien/welfare fraud/gimmee something to buy my vote blocs are already in the bag. No need to threaten them.

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      January 14, 2013 @ 4:41 pm

      Right sailmaker. In fact, Using the EO, Obama just gave Congress a pay raise. He threatens SS recipients, but he sure protects his cronise. In all honesty, thought, I guess there are some who are trying to get that rescinded. We’ll see how that goes.
      http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/obama-gives-members-of-congress-a-pay-raise

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    • bf39Comment by bf39
      January 14, 2013 @ 6:28 pm

      obama has been threatening the Seniors and Vets ever since he has been in office and doesn’t get what he wants. I saw his news conference today and all he could do was blame Congress for the debt when it was him who created the 16+ trillion dollar debt. He said the debt was created by congress and they should pay their debt! HAHHHH! The debt is obama’s and all the PORK. If obama would pay back the Social Security LBJ “Borrowed” back in the 60′s the seniors wouldn’t have to worry about their check. I can complain because part of that money was MINE!

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    • mcrankComment by mcrank
      January 14, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

      Now this is the same dumb a$$ who requested a raise for Biden and Congress and took a Hawaiian vacation over Christmas that ran into the millions of dollars—54 Christmas trees in the White House—oh, but we don’t have a spending problem. No, Obama, we have a leadership problem—AND YOU’RE IT!

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    • my04301933Comment by my04301933
      January 15, 2013 @ 9:41 am

      Well I think we should call his hand…he has the responsibility…the buck stops at his desk…he is playing not with the GOP, but with us and shows little respect for our mentality…I earned my check, and I’m tired of Chicago politics which has no class and is very shallow!

      I’m tired also of a liar, he lies to us on a daily basis and since it is so often he doesn’t know what truth looks like…

      I’m tired of an employee such as he who has absolutely no class…he is like a child attempting to sound, talk, and look like a grown up…and then stumbles at the first moment when “leadership” is essential…

      When he was first sworn in he sent a message to his relatives which said: SFFF!…they interpreted it as STARTED FAST FINISHED FIRST…when in essence it read: STARTED, FARTED, FUMBLED, and FELL

      …and it has been that way ever since..

      And it shall get worse, we are all in deep manure, especially our Constitution and our Sovereignty

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    • extyrequeenComment by extyrequeen
      January 15, 2013 @ 6:36 pm

      its just another LIE that this politians want you to believe so they can pass their libera; agenda….its just last year that the democrats said that ss was solvent for the nwxt 20 years and now obama said it isn’t. these need to be run out of washington and obama needs to be impeached asap for deceiving the voters and for the fraud that he really is….

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      January 15, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

      Has anyone heard word one about his extortion threat, except in passing? Has there been any outrage over this Chicago style of doing business? I wonder why. It’s couldn’t possibly be due to the bribes for Mexican votes that he was successful in making and the “get whitey” votes from the blacks (both being chased by Republicans now to find a way to romance them over to their ticket) could it?

      Over 50% of the country voted for this charlatan and one of many of their reasoning couldn’t possibly be because they see any money at all being spent on anything except them could it?

      I thought the House controlled the purse strings of this nation. Apparently not. Or are the Republicans fine with this? Couldn’t they defund the Executive branch of government?

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  2. Jota_Comment by Jota_
    January 14, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    To have your credit limit raised, please answer the following question.

    When, exactly, do you think you will have enough money to pay the bills and start making payment on the existing debt?

    Paul Krugman thinks it is no big deal to keep spending, and who can argue with him, being Nobel prize winner and all

    But then again, Obama won the prize for peace and has a kill list, but am sure he has good intentions

    So the liberal way is really not about what you do but having the acceptable view while killing people and running up huge debts

    So suspect all the tough talk about “will not negotiate on raising the debt ceiling” is for liberal consumption, since all they want is to hear pretty words.

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    • FreeDameComment by FreeDame
      January 14, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

      Unfortunately, no, the “tough talk” is for the seniors who listen too much and think to little. It is also for the Republicans in Congress, who still haven’t figured out that Obummer will put the blame on Republicans for WHATEVER happens. The spineless Reps will cave, Congress will continue to spend like a drunken sailor (my apologies to drunken sailors!), the country will continue to crumble, and the lapdog media will blame the Reps for all of it.

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    • davnkatzComment by davnkatz
      January 16, 2013 @ 12:16 am

      I have contacted my federal AND state senators and congressmen with the message to CALL THE BET. I am both a senior and a retired vet (+VA subject rated 100% disabled). There are a lot of us. Unfortunately, a LOT of greatest generation vets voted for bozo. Soooo! Let bozo hold up our SS and VA checks. All those idiots who voted for bozo will suddenly realize WHAT they voted for (I delight in telling them they got what they voted for). Talk about a sudden uprising and rebellion!

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  3. danraComment by danra
    January 14, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    Good. I hope Barack Hussein Obama does cut off ALL Social Security, Medicare, food stamps and all the rest of the Santa Claus programs for the mooches, maggots and freeloaders who reelected our Muslim/Communist president who has one desire and that is to enslave America with his Muslim/Communist tools. Then, maybe, these mooches, maggots and freeloaders would wake up and realize what is happening to them and what they are helping happen to freedom loving America!

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      January 14, 2013 @ 3:44 pm

      danra. so youe plan would be to let seniors who have worked all their lives for their Social Security, pay monthly premiums on their Medicare insurance to just die off huh?

      Wow. You’re such a compassionate person.

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    • harleybabe8Comment by harleybabe8
      January 14, 2013 @ 3:54 pm

      Danra, I am in agreement with Morgan. Our Senior Citizens (WWII vets, Vietnam Vets, etc), have worked hard for their social security, during a time when unless you worked for a union, or a job that actually had a pension plan (which most didn’t) have to rely on social security or whatever they were able to save. The mooches, etc. you’re referring to, yes, some are freeloading, while some may be health/mental issues that prevent them from working. I’m all for able bodied people to get out and get a job. The Bible says ‘if you don’t work, you don’t eat’. And just maybe we ought to get back to the Executive Order that Clinton put into affect, that you have to work for your benefits. Oh, that’s right, Obummer wiped that out when he got into office, and now the roles have DOUBLED! So, the problem was bad before, but it’s worse under this phoney president.

      He needs to quit acting like a spoiled child, and signing executive orders cause he can’t seem to figure out how to work with those who aren’t kissing his rear end! He needs to be more logical, like those of use who have to live within our ‘means’, instead of trying to create a society where everybody is dependent on the government.

      Like Reagen said “A government that can give you everything you want, can take away everything you have”!

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    • sailmakerComment by sailmaker
      January 14, 2013 @ 3:55 pm

      Medicare and Food Stamps for those who truly need the assist to get back on their feet or for those who truly are not able to work at all. Social Security? Sure IF you pay back all that I have paid into it WITH INTEREST for all the years that I have worked. It is NOT an entitlement, it is a right that WE have paid for.
      I do agree that those who have not paid into it (illegal aliens) or those who have paid into it but are not entitled to it (illegal aliens) should not be paid the benefits, but those who have LEGALLY paid for all their work lives should be paid back with interest that which they paid into it.

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    • OutspokenComment by Outspoken
      January 14, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

      @danra “Social security is NOT an entitlement. It was EARNED by hard working Americans since most of them started working. BUT… Washington had to delve into it back in the 60′s (the democrats put the money in the TRUST FUND into the general fund because there was so much money “not being used” & they could pay down debt and start/continue social welfare); if they had left their sticky little fingers out of the till…there would not be a problem with social security today

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    • lemondrop56Comment by lemondrop56
      January 14, 2013 @ 4:35 pm

      darna everyone on Social secuity isn’t a lazy bum. nor are we liberals. I am not a moocher nor a maggot nor a freeloader. i spent 30 plus years of my life working. so maybe you should think before judging everyone who is collecting money we paid into. and you don’t know who any of us voted for either.

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      January 14, 2013 @ 4:46 pm

      I don’t thing that danra really thought through what she/he was posting. I agree. There are a lot of free loaders out there who are milking the system, IN fact there is an article by Michele Malkin of all the fraud in the EBT system, people using their EBT cards at porn shops, liquor houses and all sorts of other stuff. That is where the President should be focusing, not on Seniors who have worked all their lives for what they have. And Veterans? Outrageous! Of course we all know what Obama thinks of our military.

      This is the kind of thing that the administration should be going after too. This woman has 15 kids, her boyfriend was arrested and now, she wants someone to pay for her kids.
      http://www.westernjournalism.com/somebody-need-to-pay-for-my-15-kids/

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      January 14, 2013 @ 10:29 pm

      I’m pretty sure you won’t be so happy Danra when the people who have paid into the system all their lives and risked theirs so that you can call them mooches and maggots become desperate.

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    • bna42Comment by bna42
      January 14, 2013 @ 10:30 pm

      “Good. I hope Barack Hussein Obama does cut off ALL Social Security, Medicare, food stamps and all the rest of the Santa Claus programs for the mooches, maggots and freeloaders”

      danra,

      There would have been a lot of people agreeing with you IF you had not included Social Security in your list of “mooches, maggots, and freeloaders”. That is very offensive to people like myself who worked and was forced for more than 40 years to pay into Social Security with the promise that it would pay me BENEFITS when I retired. My employers were required by law to hold Social Security and Medicare taxes out of my check and also required to match my contribution with one of the same amount.

      So before you refer to any Social Security recipient as a “mooch, maggot, or freeloader”, you might want to rethink your opinion. The next senior you meet on the street might decide to give you an attitude adjustment.

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    • bf39Comment by bf39
      January 14, 2013 @ 11:22 pm

      Danra, I worked for 40 years at one job and worked several part-time jobs. I was forced, by the government, to pay into the social security fund, with my employer matching what I put contributed so I don’t consider myself to be a “mooch, maggot or freeloader”. I would like to meet you and have a long conversation with you about social security contributions. Also I would like for obama to pay back the Social Security LBJ “BORROWED” back in the 60′s. Did you know about that? Part of that money was mine.
      I would like for obama and holder to be held accountable for Fast and Furious. obama and clinton to be held accountable for Benghazi. What do you think about that?
      And, NO, I did not vote for obama either time he was on the ballot, DID YOU????

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  4. dkhuddlesComment by dkhuddles
    January 14, 2013 @ 4:07 pm

    More Obama-drama! Why don’t we stop the paychecks of the Members of the House & Senate??? I’m sure that would get their attention, although most of those millionaires would never miss it. We the People need to let our elected “servants” know that Social Security and Medicare are NOT entitlements! We paid into that crummy system, but it’s our money…..not theirs!

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    • rattlerjakeComment by rattlerjake
      January 14, 2013 @ 9:08 pm

      This is EXACTLY why nothing should be managed by the government. Social Security, Unemployment, healthcare, education, etc. are nothing more than bargaining chips for useless politicians to use to get their way to spend and regulated us with their laws. We have been under a tyrannical government for at least 100 years and are nearing the total end of freedom. The only thing that possibly is a positive of this administration is that they have awakened the sleeping tiger (or should I say Rattler)!

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  6. Lobo VNVMCComment by lobovnvmc
    January 14, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

    I’m not holding my breath, but he Repubs need to call him on this one. I figure the Repubs will cave at the last minute as usual. They need to cut spending not raise the debt ceiling. If you max your credit card, does the bank raise your ceiling? Not unless you have more income from the last ceiling raise and have been paying the bill.

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      January 14, 2013 @ 10:50 pm

      If congress keeps supporting and/or caving to Obama we’re going to pay the same price eventually anyway. It’s not if, it’s when.

      Show some backbone and commence with it. Let’s find out what happens to the real moochers and maggots,aka congress, and Obama and his team of Chicago criminals when the piper sets paid.

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    • fubar22Comment by fubar22
      January 15, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

      If the Republicans cave on this debt ceiling crisis their party is over. The country will have a one party system with 2 names. Hopefully a conservative/libertarian party will emerge and the Constitution / small government congress will save our Republic. LIV are not aware what is happening to the country as long as “free stuff” is given to them. Obama is using Saul Alinsky tactics to scare people. Congress can pay our debts and S/S, military obligations and necessary government services. The rest can wait until we get a budget out on the Senate.

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  7. truckmanComment by truckman
    January 14, 2013 @ 4:41 pm

    We should suspend HIS pay and that of Congress until they do the necessary spending cuts to enable the Government to operate without the increase. Granted,that’s largely symbolic,but it makes a point-Don’t threaten the American people with their money to get MORE credit,to incur MORE debt. There’s plenty of money for the Government to operate sufficiently IF they’ll cut their spending and waste and eliminate a lot of the ABC list,agencies that can be eliminated and any useful purpose they might have could be handled on a State level. I think,with the millions of responsible law abiding gun owners in the US,we don’t need the BATF or DHS-they can leave now.

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      January 14, 2013 @ 10:37 pm

      He’s only using the time honored Chicago way of getting what he wants by extortion. Al Capone would be proud of him.

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    • davnkatzComment by davnkatz
      January 16, 2013 @ 12:32 am

      We all are missing one great idea. Immediately suspend ALL froreign aid, including UN, until each recipient can be clearly identified as friend or foe – based on a majority of voting events – and then eliminte those considered foes from our foreign aid (international welfare) list. That would immediately save us trillions – with a T – of dollars. After all, why bribe someone who hates us?

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  8. Texas GuyComment by Texas Guy
    January 14, 2013 @ 4:45 pm

    So here we go again. This is exactly how it played out the last time (was anyone paying attention?). Obamass postures, the GOP talks tough, everybody wiggles and squirms, the MSM makes a big deal out of it, and they come to an “agreement” that nobody likes at the stroke of midnight on the very last possible day. All this cr*p from a bunch of goofballs who can’t even figure out a budget. I guarantee you, the accounting methodology they use is so far behind and so hopelessly outdated, they have absolutely no idea when or even if we have reached any kind of “debt ceiling.”

    This is getting to be such old hat…why can’t we just impeach that idiot and be done with it?

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      January 14, 2013 @ 10:42 pm

      Like the saving they just gave us from going over the cliff. It solved nothing but raised taxes. They have no idea what they are doing and care even less so long as they get theirs.

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    • cdrcodyComment by cdrcody
      January 15, 2013 @ 12:07 am

      In order to do it right we would have to impeach that idiot and half the members of congress. Sounds good to me.

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  10. thomasjeffersonComment by thomasjefferson
    January 14, 2013 @ 5:13 pm

    Opening salvo.

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  11. scooterbumComment by scooterbum
    January 14, 2013 @ 5:38 pm

    Hey danra! I’ve hear/read some foolish stuff in this column, but you take the cake. Shure, go ahead, take my SS and MY military retirement, for which I busted my tail, inexcess of 20 years, so I can read YOUR garbage. I got a better idea. How bout YOU invite all the folks, in those catagories to come hang out at YOUR house. Think you can afford to care for them? Doubt it. Couple of questions, fool. Know what an angry bullet sounds like? Even worse, know what it FEELS LIKE? Nah, didn’t think so. We had a variety of words for folks like you, but I won’t upset OUR readers, with it. However, if you had been in the Jungle, in the 60′s and 70′s, it would have referred on how to locate you. Something about McDonalds, and your nether parts.

    You ain’t been there. You got NO room to talk. So hang up and DRIVE, if your old enuf to know how. Yeah, I’m a 63 yr ole biker, and I still respect MY flag, the 2nd Ammendment, as well as the first. When you can do the first two things I mentioned then you can practice the 3rd item, weenie. Watch that get this me tossed, ya clown.

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      January 14, 2013 @ 11:07 pm

      scooterbum,

      Preachin’ to the choir here. Welcome home brother!

      Army, RVN, ’67-’69

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      January 14, 2013 @ 11:38 pm

      Been there, done that. Welcome home brothers.

      Army, 5SF , ‘Nam 67/68

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    • cdrcodyComment by cdrcody
      January 15, 2013 @ 12:47 am

      Hoping you won’t get tossed.

      Navy SS … (Sorry, she’s still on patrol), Welcome home brothers.

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    • MorganComment by Morgan
      January 15, 2013 @ 10:57 am

      Hey Scooterbum. Bravo. I have read some good statements, but yours takes the prize. Well said but no doubt it will go right over danras head.

      I worked for nearly 40 years at my trade and I don’t feel one bit ashamed to take my SS check each month. I’m also a Vet. I was in for only 4 years, so I don’t get a check for military service, but for those who did stay in long enough to qualify, good for them. Thanks to your service to our country and keeping us free so the danra’s of this world can continue to make fools of themselves. LOL

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  12. juicyfruit56Comment by juicyfruit56
    January 14, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    Isn’t it amazing how this monstrosity we call our president threatens the people who collect social security and veterans who have fought for our freedoms with taking it away from us if he does not get his way. Not one word about stopping welfare, food stamps, free phones, free housing, free medical, disability (the new welfare)and monies being paid to government workers. When is enough, enough for the people of the United States to call for the removal of this man as president. Maybe it will take confiscating our guns before the revolution begins!

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      January 14, 2013 @ 11:41 pm

      Maybe it will take TRYING to consifcate our weapons.

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    • davnkatzComment by davnkatz
      January 16, 2013 @ 12:44 am

      Nam during LBJ retreat 70-71. 2/327 “No Slack” 101st Abn Lam Son Hunting Club participant. Proud of my Combat Infantry Badge (CIB), ARCOM, and BS.
      Welcome home Bros & Sis
      This current American administration is NOT what we put our a$$e$ on the line for.

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  13. williambjrComment by williambjr
    January 14, 2013 @ 7:11 pm

    Dear friends,

    In my opinion, our country has elected a man for president that is hell-bent after election to continue to destroy this country. Look at the financial situation worldwide, look at how this administration is allowing the federal administration to Marxists note dollar bill. The people want to blame anybody and we are all to blame. I for one do not believe the elections were honest and forthright. For many elections now there have been so many lawsuits to contribute to fried it is the static. We the American people are being bankrupted by a dirty government. When America wakes up to find out what is going on. It is going to be too late. Like the one good old boy that 63 says back in the jungle. Boo-hoo boo-hoo. Well, big boy. The jungle is here in your face. And it may be too late are ready. The only thing the people can do is try to reach out to their elected officials and get them to do their jobs. Wishing to cut the payroll of the Senate and the Congress is futile thinking. Who was it that said your efforts are futile surrender or you will be simulated.

    Get the drift.

    Have you ever thought maybe they are actually using these blogs against us?

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    • MichaelComment by Michael
      January 16, 2013 @ 11:15 am

      Maybe he is hell-bent on destroying the country, but what he is really hell-bent on is destroying the republican party. He is going to keep forcing votes where the majority of republicans vote against him but 20% vote for him. Like Newt Gingrich said, everybody knows that the debt ceiling is going to pass. The republicans self-inflicted their own wound when a majority voted against Sandy aid when Northeast republicans like King and Grimm absolutely needed it. Now, the Northeast republicans owe political debts to Obama and the democrats. The republicans can afford to lose one Colin Powell, but not 20% of the house.

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  14. williambjrComment by williambjr
    January 14, 2013 @ 7:16 pm

    As long as we keep fueling this fire in fighting between we the people they the we say so’s will continu to walk all over us like cheep rugs. The Bible says we the people are responsible for they the elected. Because the people put them in office. We must endure what ever they do to us. It is becoming hopeless for the American people because the over 100 year war. Now it is becoming obvious to the people who had no clue. They were even fighting a war. And everybody who sits back and proclaims the gimme shelter, thought of mind is guilty as charged. We have a tyran in the Oval Office and he is not going to go away because you wish, you will pay the price for the consequence of the voting booth. And the consequence may be your life as you know, it or have known it.

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  15. hazelComment by hazel
    January 14, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    OK, I am sick and tired of hearing immigrants brag about the wonderfull American Government giving them free checks every month, a free cell phone, setting them up with jobs and places to live, while my husband, family, friends and I work our butts off to make a living. (AND no I am not prejudiced Mr. President…Stop their checks and then we will NOT have to stop SS checks and checks for veterans. The problem will be solved!

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  16. rightlane1111Comment by rightlane1111
    January 14, 2013 @ 7:37 pm

    Ditto to Hazel. I am sick and tired of this being held over our veterans and senior citizens. Good, caring, loving, kind…blah…blah…WITH THE DEMOCRATS.

    You know the reason that they probably give these people free cell phones…they probably want to track every activity they are involved in. This is not just Illegals…these are people on Unemployment that get these checks. GUESS WHERE FROM…BRAZIL. Why do they track them…well it creates YET ANOTHER FEDERAL DEPARTMENT TO TRACK PHONE CALLS and we pay for that too.

    So, Hazel…I think we should stop the unemployment checks, the food stamps, the cell phones…the $7 MILLION vacations. I think we should stop the payments to Congress and your paycheck…Mr. President.

    Wait…can you hear Pelosi now…”we will NEVER CUT Senior’s pay…we care”…blah…blah…blah. Until…they use the Seniors and our Veterans AND OUR ACTIVE FIGHTING MEN’s PAY for political prowess…and then you see how much they care.

    P.S. I think that GM should pay back ALL THE MONEY THEY OWE US…and also those companies that you guaranteed with OUR MONEY that went bust without even disclosing it to us.

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  17. nosnedComment by nosned
    January 14, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    danra: Are you sure you mean the people that are living ONLY on their Social Security? IF so maybe you had better change your mind. YOU will reach that someday, LORD willing. Do you want to go without your S.S. just because you think you do not deserve saving it for all these years? We take NO MONEY from the government, only money we have put into our S.S. accounts for, some over 45 years. It is OUR MONEY, so no one has the right to keep it from us, NOT Even that idiot who is living in our WH.

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  18. sumitchComment by sumitch
    January 14, 2013 @ 10:22 pm

    Does Obama really think that he’s going to get a pass from the social security recipients who have no income except the monthly check that they have paid for most if not all their lives and for which the government promised them a monthly income find out that it’s been stolen by the government?

    Does he think that they will let him blame everyone but himself (again) when the government fails to send them the income they have paid for and who will be on the street within the month without? Does he think that when they have nothing to clothe, shelter or feed themselves with they are just going to go stand on the street and die?

    Does he really think that the military who risks their lives every day and for whom he shows constant distain will just stand up and cry foul but continue to fight and do nothing more when their families have no way to provide for themselves without their pay?

    I suspect that he will learn very quickly that when people are starving they are not going to look at him and his golf games and vacations and his wife with her trips to Spain and Africa and her designer underwear just shrug their shoulders. When the population sees that he is trying to disarm them by violating the second amendment he may find what the real reason for it is and it’s not for target practice or squirrel hunting.

    Our countries founders foresaw the danger of a government like he is trying to install and gave the people the means to protect themselves from it. I’ve seen starving people before and trust me; they will not let him extort for his way on their backs.

    Further, if I was in the congress that has let him get away with so many violations of the constitution and done nothing, I wouldn’t feel so secure either. What do the retirees have to lose? Most of their lives are over anywat. Does he think they will let him put them on the street to freeze and die for what few years they have left?

    He may get a big surprise for his reward when the citizens see what they are getting for what the government has done to this country while they live in the lap of luxury. He’s not fighting for the middle class; they are the ones most dangerous to him for what he’s done. He’s not fighting for anything but himself and his greed for money and power.

    It’s all just another one of his continuous lies.

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  19. maximusprime1Comment by maximusprime1
    January 14, 2013 @ 10:40 pm

    The extortionist in chief threatened the exact same thing last time.
    He will ignore the debt limit and spend anyway via Bernanke.
    A constitutional CRISIS of huge magnitude is a coming soon involving executive orders to go around congress.

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    • nhpollackComment by nhpollack
      January 14, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

      This is the same **** he pulled last time it was necessary to raise the debt ceiling to pay off the bills he and the Left ran up. It’s my understanding that Social Security and veterans benefits are a separate issue altogether and the funding comes from a different account. He’s just blowing smoke to scare people and drum up public support. There is not legal way he can stop veteran’s benefits or Social Security

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  20. CynComment by Cyn
    January 15, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    You know you’re a Liberal IF:

    You Believe that it is MORE IMPORTANT to Subsidize Terrorist countries than to Care for OUR OWN MOST VULNERABLE CITIZENS.

    …this same threat is getting REALLY old.

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  21. willyrhoComment by willyrho
    January 15, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    I suggest that Congress stop all payments to all the people Barry Soetoro hired since his Immaculation. About 1/2 million plus all his Illegally appointed cabinet Czars.

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  22. twspears144Comment by twspears144
    January 15, 2013 @ 11:44 am

    Well the chickens have come home to roost. You Republicans that did not support Mitt Romney have caused the greatist danger to the future of this nation since before the American Revolution in 1776. Our Nation has now become a Nation of lies, mistruths and more like the leader of all falsehood the present day Hollywood than a Nation of integrity and honest ideals. The socialist mandate of Obama is in place due to the ignorance of Obamas supporters and the Republicans who have no ideal the tragedy that has taken place by thier lack of patriotism and thier commitment to the ideals of the founding fathers. Raising the National Debt is a certain disaster to the long term financial health of our economy. Obamas threat to withhold the checks of our Social Security and Military personal is another ploy to put fear in the mind of our congress and bully his way into irresponsible legislation by raising the debt ceiling by two trillion right now. This will place our Nation into further financial bankruptsy. This is the way of Nations that have dictators and rule by fear. Sorry we have placed our Nation in harms way and I hope Congress will draw a line in the sand and shove Obamas threat down his socialist throat and save America the home of the brave and the free. Trenton

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  23. sonofthealamoComment by sonofthealamo
    January 15, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    i bet it wont stop karzi or whatever his name is from afghanistan check

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