Obama Needlessly Scares Seniors: Social Security Checks and the Debt Limit

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Oct 07, 2013 12:56 PM
President Obama is needlessly scaring seniors by suggesting that their Social Security benefit checks may not arrive on time if the U.S. runs out of borrowing authority at the debt limit. The 57 million Americans who receive Social Security benefits should know that their benefits will not be affected—unless President Obama and the Treasury deliberately choose not to pay them. President Obama threatened Social Security benefits last week, saying, “In a government shutdown, Social Security checks still go out on time.… In an economic shutdown, if we don’t raise the debt ceiling, they don’t go out on time.”