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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Obama Threatens to Withhold Social Security Checks from Seniors and Vets

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama raised the stakes in the third straight day of budget talks on Tuesday by warning that senior citizens and veterans may suffer first if the debt ceiling is not raised by August 2.

The comments came as top Republicans toughened their stance in the deficit reduction talks.

Hours before heading to the White House, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said a "real solution" to the U.S. debt problem was unlikely while Obama was in office.


Blogger david said...

this is baldfaced lying.
1. He DID NOT threaten to withold SS checks, he simply said not raising the debt limit makes it hard to pay out SS with no money in the coffers! The debt limit was raised 8 times without a single whimper under Bush, why is it a problem now?

2. Republicans didnt "toughen their stance in deficit reduction talks". Actually ONLY Obama and Biden offered any deficit cuts - $3tr by Obama alone . . . republicans REJECTED it because it contained $1tr revenue increase from phasing out subsidies. Republicans rejected it because their cause isnt really deficit but defeating Obama. How come they presented no deficit plans of their own?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 11:54:00 PM  

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