I just read this article regarding the effects of a FedGov shutdown
on Social Security payments. Apparently, like "the show must go
on," the SS checks must go out! It has relieved my mind
somewhat. What really bothers me, though, is that our
President doesn't have a clue!
By Charles Riley, staff reporter
February 24, 2011: 7:05 AM ET
What happens to Social Security if the government shuts down?
"People don't get their Social Security checks." That was President
Obama at a press conference last week.
And this is Harry Reid, the top Democrat in the Senate, in a
statement on Tuesday: "A shutdown could ... mean no Social
Security checks for seniors."
The Democrats are saber rattling, hoping to portray Republicans
as irresponsible. And the claim has been repeated by other top
Here's the rub: It doesn't appear to be true.
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