By The Right Scoop


Obama’s speech was replete with exactly what you would expect, from blaming Bush to blaming corporate jets to all out class warfare on the rich. But one thing he said that I found more offensive than any of it was when he was speaking directly to the American people, not in some interview, but in an address to the nation in which he lied directly to the faces of senior citizens, if you will, suggesting they may not get their social security checks if we don’t raise the debt ceiling and we in turn default. Honestly, if there was a new low that Obama could sink to, then he did tonight. Here’s the super short video so you can see for yourself:

He’s just a despicable human being to do this. It’s one thing to lie in an interview, but to lie directly to the American people in his nationwide address – I just don’t think I’ve ever seen this level of evil in the White House.

Now here is why I am so adamant about this being a lie from the pit of hell. We all know that social security checks will go out, but we may not all know exactly why. Let’s just say for the sake of argument that we hit the debt ceiling and there isn’t enough tax payer money to cover social security checks. It doesn’t matter because checks will still go out. Why you ask? Well thanks to Mark Levin’s interview with Mike McConnell tonight, we can answer that question:

Levin: First of all you wrote a piece Contrary to the President, Social Security Checks Are Not At Risk. Can you explain why that’s the case?

McConnell: Well that’s true because of the existence of the Social Security trust fund which holds some 2.4 trillion dollars in US Treasury securities for the purpose of paying off Social Security claims. Now in general that doesn’t really help our budget situation but it does mean that the debt ceiling is not a problem for Social Security.

Because if we were to hit the debt ceiling, all that the Social Security trustees need to do is to turn it some of their treasury securities for cash, which they could then use to pay of their obligations. And as they do that, that will lower the total number of US Treasuries outstanding and thus the Treasury can just turn right around and simultaneously sell new bonds to other people to make that up and that would not violate the debt ceiling.

So basically the Treasury securities can be turned in for cash and the Treasury will just re-sell them to make up that money. It’s that simple. And this isn’t rocket science in the White House. The Treasury knows this and Obama knows this as well and yet he is still willing to lie directly to the American people. I’m sorry, but where I come from we call that pure evil.

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As promised you can watch Obama’s full speech here. But be careful because blood may shoot directly out of your eyes.

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  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    the only times dear leader does not lie, is when his mouth is closed.

  • http://no-apologies-round2.blogspot.com/ AmericanborninCanada

    the only times dear leader does not lie, is when his mouth is closed.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGATSUTKIDXGK3MCOS634SH4QM Alicia

      don’t forget his “lying eyes”

      • B-Funk

        468 days of this guy’s presidency left…

        • Anonymous

          Let’s hope Gunrunner can take him down sooner…

  • http://twitter.com/ClericalGal Cheryl Herin

    I was talking to my mom last week on the phone. She is 87 and gets my late dad’s Social Security, since she never worked outside the home. She had a low opinion of Obama to begin with, but she was absolutely disgusted with him when he said last week that the checks may not go out on August 3. She thought, as I do, that he is just trying to scare old people. Now we see that he was lying about that. My mom also said she wants to live long enough to see Obama defeated next year. Contrary to what she thinks about her health, I believe she will live long enough to see that happen.

    • Anonymous

      The SSI recipients I know feel the same way. Liar Obama still believes seniors should be afraid, they say be afraid of then and there turn out in 2012. Obama is just making campaign commercials for the Republicans.

  • http://twitter.com/ozziecastillo The Wizard of Oz

    Thanks for calling it like it is TRS-

  • http://www.facebook.com/shelly.sands1 Shelly Sands

    It has come to be expected. obowmao (no I didn’t forget the caps) wouldn’t know the truth if it hit him squarely, resoundingly, 200mph, between the eyes.

  • Anonymous

    More of the same, O’ liar.

  • Anonymous

    liar by birth

    • Anonymous

      By birth and no doubt the “nurturing” of a psychopathological condition.

  • David Boyes

    i thot by now …. you’d realize … there ain’t no way to hide those lyin’ eyes …. ooops will the eagles let me quote them on a conservative site ??????

    • Anonymous

      Conservatives like music, too.

      • Anonymous

        Ted Nugent would agree.

        • Anonymous

          I am talking about music. Many of us are music lovers with appreciation of a wide variety of styles, not just rock n roll. Sounds like David Boyes has a strange opinion of conservatives, as if we are not real people, or more likely as a sort of caricature drawn by the leftists, of people who don’t like sex, a glass of wine, enjoyment of life.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGATSUTKIDXGK3MCOS634SH4QM Alicia

      did you check with me before you quoted me.

    • Anonymous

      Sure, just say you’re the other Joe Walsh

  • Anonymous

    Amen TRS, simply and absolutely disgusting.

  • Anonymous

    2012…counting the days…

  • Anonymous

    Hear is an idea, most seniors have very conservative investment savings, and with these low interest rates and NO COLA, I recommend Seniors march to the banks and close there accounts. Put the cash in a safe deposit box for 30 day, you won’t lose any interest and just watch the LIAR and Timmy deal with another financial crisis. Seniors strike back and take you cash out of the system.

  • poljunkie

    Really? Our mortgage payments are just going to go sky high over night? Just like that? One month we pay 5% and then bam- the 30 year locked in rate just changes? Really Mr President?

    • Anonymous

      He is being advised by Tony Rezco…..another Chicago insider that gave Obama a sweet deal. Oh, how fast we forget. Next Obama will be promising concrete shoes for seniors, and loafers for the Welfare Queens

      • Josh

        Actually, he will say that the Republicans are making the concrete shoes for seniors…

        • Anonymous

          You guys are funny!!

    • Anonymous

      I WOULD like to know what’s going on at the banks. My friend sold her home, has three! highly qualified buyers and the house is totally past inspection, etc., and the bank still won’t move. Bet it’s Regulations!!

  • Anonymous

    My only disappointment with Boehner’s rebuttle is that he didn’t call him out on this lie. He could have really scored some major points with conservatives by pointing out that if the checks don’t go out, it is because the President himself directed them to be withheld.

    • Anonymous

      Your point is spot on and highlights the problem with Boehner and Beltway Republicans. While the mantra from the left is never-let-a-good-crisis-go-to-waste, the mantra for the Republicans should be never-miss-the-opportunity-for-truth-to-have-her-say. And they miss it every time. What the hell is wrong with them… and Boehner… he has missed so many opportunities just to tell the truth. It is so frustrating.

    • Anonymous

      I also didn’t like the quote from boehner’s speech where he said that he “didn’t sign on to go mano-a-mano with the pOTUS. (No, that’s not a mistake in capitalization.)

      Beyond the issue of courage, it’s just plain stupid to tell your antagonist that you’re awed by him. boehner, what was worth trading your self-respect for? At least try not to grovel on camera, bobo-ehner.

      • Anonymous

        I think it’s part of the parlimentary dance, nothing more. Be sweet and then get ‘em.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, but it’s the Dance Of The Radical Left. boehner should not be dancing to their tune. He’s made a deal with the devil.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, but it’s the Dance Of The Radical Left. boehner should not be dancing to their tune. He’s made a deal with the devil.

    • Anonymous

      I also didn’t like the quote from boehner’s speech where he said that he “didn’t sign on to go mano-a-mano with the pOTUS. (No, that’s not a mistake in capitalization.)

      Beyond the issue of courage, it’s just plain stupid to tell your antagonist that you’re awed by him. boehner, what was worth trading your self-respect for? At least try not to grovel on camera, bobo-ehner.

    • Anonymous

      I don’t think the Pres has this power.

      • Anonymous

        He didn’t have the power to nationalize the auto industry, or to shove aside favored stockholders for his union buddies, either. He does what he pleases far too often, regardless of what he has legal authority to do.

        • Anonymous

          Great point!!

          I just heard him recently speaking to La Raza and them all revved up about him taking matters into his own hands. They have been talking that way for months.” Then today, did you hear him? musing about it!!

          • Anonymous

            I think someone has put the old Chinese curse on us: “May you live in interesting times.”

            • Anonymous

              I believe prayer in the name of Jesus can eradicate curses and encourage those who believe so to pray that God preserve and defend our great country against our enemies, foreign and domestic.

              • Anonymous

                So do I. That was a facetious remark. However, Christians in this nation have become mostly lukewarm or apostate. There appears to be one last opportunity for us to correct our course. See how at this link, but be quick, as this is scheduled for August 6th:

                http://theresponseusa.com/

                I look forward eagerly to being in Heaven and not having to deal with corrupt politicians and the other ills of this world. I’ll see you there!

                • Anonymous

                  Right ee oh!

        • Anonymous

          Great point!!

          I just heard him recently speaking to La Raza and them all revved up about him taking matters into his own hands. They have been talking that way for months.” Then today, did you hear him? musing about it!!

  • Joel Dick

    For all those that say that Bush II got us into this whole debt mess, I have a great solution. Why don’t we raise taxes across the board to 90% and have NASA or DARPA use the excess “revenue” to build a time machine to take us back to the 2000 elections and create a clone of Al Gore, and have the two Al Gores run against each other.

  • Anonymous

    He said, that we would not have enough money to pay our bills which include Social Security. He did not say that social security checks would not be sent. My mom is 87 and clearly understood what he said.

    • http://www.therightscoop.com/ therightscoop

      He did say Social Security checks. Go back and listen again.

      • Anonymous

        You are right. He did say Social Security checks.

      • Anonymous

        You are right. He did say Social Security checks.

    • http://twitter.com/velvethammer Velvet Hammer

      Direct quote, full context:
      “If that happens, and we default, we would not have enough money to pay all of our bills – bills that include monthly Social Security checks, veterans’ benefits, and the government contracts we’ve signed with thousands of businesses.”

      • http://twitter.com/velvethammer Velvet Hammer

        My mistake. The link was to the video, but that does not change the fact that Obama specifically stated “social security checks”.

        I have the transcript here:
        http://ironicsurrealism.com/2011/07/26/obama-debt-speech-july-25-2011/

      • Anonymous

        Not sure why you assumed that I did not check. I did check. I took it from public radio. But are correct that I did not check the RS link. But, the quote is just about the same as you quoted as follows: “If that happens, and we default, we would not have enough money to pay all of our bills – bills that include monthly Social Security checks, veterans’ benefits, and the government contracts we’ve signed with thousands of businesses.” >>> I’m sorry that I didn’t make myself clear. I thought that I stated that he said, that we would not have enough money to pay our bills which include Social Security. He did not say that social security checks would not be sent. Would not have enough money and not sending checks have two different meanings to me. Maybe just my perception. I agree that reading is fundamental, rif.org, is also a great organization. Thanks for following-up. I guess my main point was that my mother understood what he was saying. I hope that I have cleared up my thought.

  • http://twitter.com/peterkobak Peter Kobak

    Washington is obligated to pay Social Security benefits, but a Congressional Research Service report last month confirmed that the Treasury Department can delay them if necessary.

    “Social Security benefit payments may be delayed or jeopardized if the Treasury does not have enough cash on hand to pay benefits,” reads the report, which notes that the Treasury occasionally needs to issue debt to pay benefits, and a failure to raise the ceiling could make that impossible.

    A Government Accountability Office report several decades ago also said it is “generally recognized” that, in the event of a national default, the government would be precluded from honoring some obligations — including Social Security benefits, employee wages and other payments.

    Source, Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/07/13/report-backs-obama-warning-that-social-security-checks-at-risk-in-debt-crisis/#ixzz1TBdLImZm

    • Anonymous

      Treasury can delay them if necessary … I guess necessary is the operative word here because the T-Bills held in trust for just this purpose amount to about $2.6 T according to Levin & his guest Mike McConnell.
      If the checks don’t go out it’s because little Timmy got instructions from his boss.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_J5Q66UVQ6FQGW5TXLJLEFPRTJA Mel Mackinnon

    And yet they shot Lincoln and JFK but this ass hat is still out there.

  • Anonymous

    The entire speech was based on lies. Passing CC&B would raise the debt limit thereby avoiding default…yet he claims the opposite. BO and the progressives want nothing to impede their ability to have us pay for more of their socialist agenda through higher taxation and they want nothing to limit how much can be spent to grow government…like a balanced budget.

  • Anonymous

    You can find a teleprompter recorder of all Obama speeches in every public bathroom around the world.

    They look like this: http://true-progress.com/a-careful-look-at-green-advertising-72.htm

    Just so you know what to look for next time you go into a Gas Station restroom. It’s as simple as pushing 1 button, then just stand back and listen carefully to what we’ve been hearing for the past 3 years!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H7WU53EFX4GO7SD6JETBHJCIBA Anne

    Now would be a good time to remember that Pres. Bush tried to address the need to reform social security six years – and many billions of taxpayer dollars – ago, in a non-crisis atmosphere. But Congress, even those in his own party, wouldn’t back him. Flashback to his visit to the Social Security Trust fund file cabinet: http://bokertov.typepad.com/btb/2011/07/this-is-it-bureau-official-susan-chapman-told-the-presidentas-they-looked-at-the-cabinet-presi.html

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5L4RE3FBBG5SN3KXERKJZ53VLU Stormwalker

    I am, a paid-for-by-42-years-of-work Social Security ‘check collector'; I am, an earned-by-three-years-in-the-mud-of-Thailand-and-Cambodia-killing-Communists ‘V.A. ‘entitlement’ collector’.

    I know that there is Social Security money there, and I know that there is money to pay ‘the military’, which includes the V.A.

    There is, nothing, Nichevaw nyet, zip, zero, nada, that this elected-by-idiots Socialist has said, that is a truth.

    I remember, too, how many ‘instant Republicans’ were born, after a certain President Carter, froze all military members’ checks.

    Should these payment not happen, it is by President Obama’s personal doing, as a punishment for a nation not not kneeling to his ‘solar divinity’.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YGATSUTKIDXGK3MCOS634SH4QM Alicia

      thank you for your service.

  • Anonymous

    “the Social Security trust fund which holds some 2.4 trillion dollars in US Treasury securities for the purpose of paying off Social Security claims.”

    I’ve been hearing for years that all the money we paid into SS has been spent on pet fedgov pork projects and bailouts, etc. What is Levin talking about?

  • http://twitter.com/Faustmanv philip faustman

    Obama is a Marxist and this is what they do. Remember they “never let a good crisis go to waste”. I really think Glenn Beck had it right when he said they are using the play books of Saul Alinsky and Cloward and Piven. Overwhelm the system to get as much capitalist (economic) destruction done as possible. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9dnLgTo6MU&feature=BFa&list=PL690812C0D5CA057A&index=24

  • http://twitter.com/vettegal14 Robin Carmack

    Hussein wouldn’t know the truth if it slapped him right b/w his greedy, arrogant eyes. Biggest prick EVAH!

  • http://twitter.com/ahs1260 Andrew Smith

    >>Treasury can just turn right around and simultaneously sell new bonds to other people to make that up and that would not violate the debt ceiling.

    Who is going to buy bonds from a government that refuses to pay its debits?

    Am I missing something?

  • http://twitter.com/ahs1260 Andrew Smith

    >>Treasury can just turn right around and simultaneously sell new bonds to other people to make that up and that would not violate the debt ceiling.

    Who is going to buy bonds from a government that refuses to pay its debits?

    Am I missing something?

  • http://twitter.com/ahs1260 Andrew Smith

    >>Treasury can just turn right around and simultaneously sell new bonds to other people to make that up and that would not violate the debt ceiling.

    Who is going to buy bonds from a government that refuses to pay its debits?

    Am I missing something?

  • Persephone

    “I did not…have sex…with that debt ceiling.”

    This seemed like panic-level demagoguery to me.
    Obama and the Dems are desperate to keep the American public from seeing that the government can operate just fine with a whole lot less money.

    So, what’s a professional demagogue to do?
    He falls back on his old talent of being an Agitator.
    Agitate…give soothing words to his base…agitate some more, rinse, repeat.

    A good agitator whips up a crowd, pointing at what is the cause of their misery.
    Obama’s natural ability to do this is what got him noticed in Chicago, and how he made a name for himself within that corrupt political machine.

    Obama lies to seniors?
    Of course.
    Lying is what he does best.
    It has served him well.
    Why would he ever stop?

    • Anonymous

      Saaaaaay…here’s a similar solution to the drunk driving problem in America:

      1. We raise the blood alcohol level to 30% or so.

      That’s it! One step and it’s fixed. Good golly we could solve all kinds of problems in that same manner couldn’t we?

      • Persephone

        Haaa.
        But Rshill…the liberals haven’t finished putting padding on everything to protect stupid people from their own stupidity…yet.

        No wait.
        They could just blame the resulting carnage on Conservatives and the Tea Party.
        They seem to get away with blaming everything else on us.

        • Anonymous

          It’s Bush’s fault.

      • Anonymous

        That’s exactly what is happening in our school, only in reverse. They LOWER the bar to reflect more progress and higher graduation rates. Got to keep little Johnie and Janie feeling good about themselves and the teachers unions also.

    • Anonymous

      Persephone, don’t forget the spin cycle.

  • Pamela

    He needs those lies. If people understood they wouldn’t vote for him. He needs them to be afraid, so he can keep promising to save them.

    whyimconservative.wordpress.com

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_REL5433ILJJ5K56AXFK72AVEGU russell

    just read this this morning getting pretty tired of the government playing like a bunch of spoiled brats because they both cant get what they want. what about what the seniors on ssi and disability need and want. many of us rely solely on this money to live. what will happen to all of us and what will happen to those in government who don’t care? tell u what they need to lose their positions in 2012. my husband and i don’t want to rely on our children to pay our bills maybe all of the seniors should send their bills for the months we don’t get checks to the white house to pay. how would they like that from about 70 million people receiving benefits. i know one thing, next year i will think very very hard before i vote for anyone who tries to use the elderly and seniors as dice in the gambling game. am sick and tired of their fighting. they have some much pay they should divide among all of the social security recipents,the ssi people and medicare people and then they can see how it is without any money. let us all voice our opinion to their spoiled views and tell them to think about their jobs next year if they can’t take of us who pay their salaries. abosultely disgusting from tennessee

  • Anonymous

    Watch the other hand! Every time the blame game gets really loud, REALLY LOUD, BO usually has his hand in your other pocket grabbing your wallet in some other way, or your rights, CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, so look out. Lying is just BO’s stock-and-trade, lawyer is his chosen professed field of expertise, otherwise why would the DNC have hired him as their ideal. Kind of like a modeling assignment, huh? The countdown clock is cool RS, good job!

  • Anonymous

    What a piece of excrement!!!!!!!!!
    This JOKE of a president is so full of it. He couldn’t tell the truth if his life depended on it.
    America, TAKE YOUR HEADS OUT OF YOUR AZZ!

  • Anonymous

    Social Security is already messed up beyone belief. They have people listed as dead when they are still alive, they give the same number to mulitiple people, even Obama is using the social security number of a dead 19 year old from CT and he’s only visited once.

  • Anonymous

    Social Security is already messed up beyone belief. They have people listed as dead when they are still alive, they give the same number to mulitiple people, even Obama is using the social security number of a dead 19 year old from CT and he’s only visited once.