By Reginald Kaigler (DEMCAD)
President Obama appeared on CBS' 60 Minutes to discuss the upcoming battle of the debt ceiling. When asked if he can guarantee that the Social Security checks go out on the day after the deadline (Aug 3rd, 2011). Obama delivers an ominous respond with an smirk on his face,
"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."
Oh Yeah, well, what about those damn wars he's been fueling? What about the war in Libya? We have enough money to drop bombs on six year old girls, but we can't pay out Social Security checks? What about that mess in Afghanistan? What about the hundreds of military bases all across the world, are they necessary?
How ironic that this man wants to spend money on wars, but he's talking about not spending veterans their checks? Really?
For years, I've viewed Social Security as being a ponzi scheme, so I will not be surprised when the system collapses. But I think it's a disgrace for the President of the United States to be on national television scaring the hell out of senior citizens by talking about how the Social Security checks might not be mailed. The worse part is that damn smirk on his face. Watch the video yourself. Is this man out of his mind?
And people actually support this man?
Add Dr. Brzezinski to the list of mainstream figures talking about Civil unrest.
“I don’t want to be a prophet of doom — and I don’t think we are approaching doom — but I think we’re going to slide into intensified social conflicts, social hostility, some forms of radicalism, there is just going to be a sense that this is not a just society,”
Look, it's not radicalism if you're pushing back against an unjust system. Anyway, he warns that if conditions worsen and the lower middle class is hurt by unemployment that civil unrest will be a very real possibility.