Congress became terrorists to seniors
Congressional behavior is treasoness
The American Government’s integrity is on the line beginning with its own citizens and especially senior citizens, veterans, and disabled people. Threatening our security by talking about the “option” to not pay our benefits is completely unacceptable and I classify it as an act of terrorism.
If Congressional Representatives fail to perform the basic duties of passing a budget, paying our benefits, and ensuring our national security including both military and economic security, then government has failed and they should be tried for treason.
“trea·son [ trz'n ]
betrayal of country: a violation of the allegiance owed by somebody to his or her own country, e.g. by aiding an enemy.
treachery: betrayal or disloyalty
act of betrayal: an act of betrayal or disloyalty”
You see, when Congressional Representatives fail to perform in such a manner that they cause the government to betray and become disloyal to its citizens, they have performed an act of treason. By acting fiscally irresponsible, by letting China, for instance, gain financial control of our nation, they have aided the enemy.
“"Social Security payments may be delayed or jeopardized if the Treasury does not have enough cash on hand to pay benefits," the report said.
Others, however, don't buy the argument that the administration may not be able to fulfill its Social Security commitments. CNNMoney readers weighed in, saying that Obama can turn to the trust fund to make benefit payments. Some think the president is raising the specter of defaulting on Social Security payments purely to get senior citizens up in arms about the debt crisis and put pressure on the Republicans.
The Social Security Act dictates that payroll taxes and the trust fund must be used for paying benefits or administering the program, said Jason Fichtner, former acting deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration.
"They can always pay Social Security if they choose to," he said. "The debt limit is not a reason not to pay Social Security."
Since administration officials are not definitively saying that tapping the trust fund would be illegal, they should find a way to send out the checks, Fichtner said.
"They really should err on the side of making sure benefits are paid," he said. "It's wrong to scare seniors for political purposes. They can pay the benefits. They should pay the benefits."”