Obama's Debt Threats: Reality or Scare Tactic?
'The Five' take on president's Social Security comments
- Duration 9:15
- Date Jul 13, 2011
'The Five' take on president's Social Security comments
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OK so he didn't go -- President Obama -- grandparents across the nation when he told CBS news yesterday.
They might not get their security Social Security checks next month my friend Rush Limbaugh pointed out that the president it was up to some bunny business take a look.
Why didn't know better I would say the White House gave Scott -- a script this is that this is an outrage here because this is not true and this is.
My god it is the playbook hold senior citizens and military people want to ginger it's not.
Groups don't ruin your reject that red orange ducks.
Try out of the playbook.
Obama should've known seniors will continue to get their money even if the debt talks break down.
That is unless you search you support one of your Green energy projects in front of America's senior citizens Indy who gets paid line.
By the -- mr.
Obama failed to point out that the Social Security trust fund has a two point six trillion dollar.
Find it ready for grandma and grandpa.
Bob what's with the fear monger.
What he's saying is.
I don't -- -- shock you wouldn't -- news is truth of what the Republicans.
With -- inability to understand history -- understand the importance this country are willing to put us through.
Because of their show lead position on taxes the fact is they won't get Social Security checks the facts of the matter is they won't be veterans' benefits -- you -- Republicans but they're going forward Bob that's not affect the fact is they wouldn't get -- -- wouldn't let -- say that because there's two point according to the administration has two point six trillion dollars.
Sitting in the in the trust fund in the Marleau had what mention it happened just behind that we've paid the trust fund withdrawals from the trust -- merit so we've also are like totally barred it is it's no longer there is always saying I'm saying there's a trust fund in that the deadly there was increase you have it.
This is this is not a new play I've seen this before in fact 88 it actually helps sell magazines I don't know if you remember this magazine from the seventies very famous.
-- There -- ago.
This -- this is Obama's strategy right here if you don't raising debt ceiling we're gonna get we're gonna get rid of granny in this case of course they didn't kill the dog.
But the message is still the same and it doesn't work.
It was the same with Medicare granny goes off a -- -- member of the recent budget debate -- won't be able to get abortions I don't know obamacare they did the same thing it's like -- all in on -- -- mongering and I'm sure President Bush never fear mongers like -- Maybe I don't have a -- -- yeah six trillion dollar.
-- talk didn't threaten.
Not to pay Social Security -- do you think what's interesting is that this debate has moved beyond.
You have the fact that the house cannot pass tax increases that could under the Pelosi house either so I think it's a little bit.
Ridiculous -- senate Republicans just wanna -- government.
I do think that we have a representative government for -- reason and the people are saying we are wanting spending cuts not just race in the debt limit.
There was a development yesterday where senator Mitch McConnell put Florida.
Creative planet I think we'll probably be rejected by the house at least initially.
It's not good enough for the conservatives and I think that there's going to be you -- that's what I found that -- Yeah conservatives these people are right wingers -- but it what they are by the way.
George Bush didn't scare seniors that's right -- did was saying if we don't go to Iraq we're gonna be subjected web's best structure which we still have found.
-- that yeah that is so ridiculous numbers and guess yes why I'm just not have hit with no liberals who bring that up all the time and it's just below the game and there are.
With that so many.
Had the same information even what is your favorite liberal as John Kerry they all voted for.
Secretary Clinton when she was a senator so.
-- -- -- I'm we're gonna let you off obviously I live under a revenue -- structure hello hello little what are they did or didn't with the American -- -- -- between 2000.
In 2000 I don't remember any terrorist attacks on American soil.
During that period of time all right -- let's -- -- -- you -- you -- Teradata as of leverage in the front -- in -- But none of -- don't listen -- -- pointed -- something very important this Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell floated ID called it a backup plan in case the debt talks break down.
And in it he gave they give the Republicans give mr.
Authority to raise the debt ceiling 2.5 trillion dollars and three charges.
If he -- Going heads and promises to cut spending inch and by the way he's not allowed to cross his fingers when he promises.
It's risky politics because what he's hoping is that this he can put the onus on President Obama and Republicans can blame President Obama if he raises the debt ceiling on his own.
I gotta say though as policy it stinks -- absolutely stinks I agree with Pat Toomey was on Fox News earlier.
He came out he said look we -- a real opportunity here the only reason we're talking about shrinking government is because of the Tea Party is because of these right wingers and it's it's important we have to do it now I think Republicans should stand.
Aren't you I don't really -- the president on a -- You don't shrink the size of the federal budget deficit -- -- with the threat of doing away with the good great faith and credit the United States government.
It is it is so we're responsible get -- -- don't know why don't I -- about how I'm ready to throw it forget about check here.
You know we're just so idiotic that they can't figure this out.
And idiotic when he said that -- vote against -- that then yes okay I know they all I know this is a bad idea when Harry Reid was -- I think it's very -- like to hear your ex -- your your wife's divorce attorney saying integrates settlement you don't get that I don't you think Mitch McConnell who's serious guy -- but he -- but at least the adults in the Republican Party are saying we can't let this happen in the meantime you've got there -- witnessing.
-- so -- is tired of this adult child metaphor they're using whatever it doesn't Obama -- the adult in the room anybody agrees with the bombing is the adult.
Anybody who disagrees with him as a child used to be you were racist now your child know now if you achieve broader argument -- -- -- here's the thing that I.
Party or is responsible for the house going Republican in 2010.
They promised they wouldn't do things like raise the debt ceiling arbitrarily Orlando I don't know definitely different now there is Mitch McConnell he's TV established Republican.
Throwing the Tea Party or the -- of fiscal conservatives.
Under the bus I know I don't think so I I have the utmost respect for senator McConnell I also think this does not have to be.
Such a partisan issue I actually don't know a single Republican who says that we should just go ahead and not raise the debt -- actually people are trying to come -- the table and say.
We've got plan for cutting spending you wanna raise taxes -- -- Florida.
Yeah quickly -- says the brand and about 8200 Republicans have said that they would vote against any kind of raising.
Of the debt which I don't agree on but there's got to be spending cuts -- and it's absolutely it's there as if they're not now -- -- -- President Obama.
Chances to show tomorrow Paulus finished which I -- the no -- -- about they put before the American people before options the four point Q.
-- an option including raising taxes on upper income people than Obama and -- proposed the middle level one and then not having that increased.
The upper level one the four point two including tax increases overwhelmingly was supported by.
Democrats in detention and is a good you crazy.
Republicans -- Republicans not.
Fiscally conservative Republicans -- -- we got all Republican side chocolate as Greg and the Tea Party is responsible for bringing.
A lot of people lot of Republicans 2000 and frankly don't you -- -- things that they don't know not be in charge it wasn't for the Tea Party did -- cool there that did that they're that we.
They're the reason why everybody is talking about this and you can't disown them I think I think McConnell blinked which I think was -- -- it was what it was like trying to negotiate for use.
Our -- -- different way which is that senator McConnell and we'll put the onus on President Obama.
Saying that for the it if you end up to three times before then realizing I.
It's tough politics for Obama to do it analyses I've been -- part of this -- they have brought this -- -- -- table I don't do disagree that.
They organize very well but I'm telling you.
In the end they represent a small minority in this country but -- I -- Its annual -- -- -- you vertically he never said he doesn't hold your ability fiscally conservative accuracy yes perhaps I -- I support the -- I didn't tell.
Tell you they're under -- of the people that have never been -- before these are people.
Have had he'll have had regular jobs.
All their small businesses is the first time they became politically active like I always say they don't throw -- -- windows because they only chairs in the on the windows this the first time.
A little -- being a good job organizing themselves I give you that and they have an important impact on the Republican caucuses and primaries but that's why there by our guys but as a percentage of the country -- minority and.
Points out Dana points out that isn't a total.
McConnell calling -- pulling for living.
You know that a majority of Americans want the government to shrink this not a Republican or democratic issue an independent it's not monitor polling that this gal you look at dressed up in the back of the percentage of Tea Party negatives are about 57 noted is that it's McConnell giving the ball to the -- -- -- the toss a baseball game you receive you don't care coming up on the five.
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