Our Bully President in the Pulpit
What is a person who picks on the weak and helpless? I think the appropriate term is "bully." Why then haven't media sources denounced President Obama as a bully for picking on Social Security recipients -- threatening to cut off their monthly stipends?
Within days of President Obama's decision to bully Social Security recipients, Facebook and Time Warner were reported by the AP's Michael Liedtke, July 12, to have agreed to raise the country's awareness about bullying and to encourage people to report instances of bullying behavior. The AP story notes that 13 million students, one-third of the U.S. student population, are estimated to be victims of bullying.
Who in the media will take note of the bullying by President Obama of the more than 54 million Americans on Social Security, used by the president as pawns in his zeal to increase the debt ceiling?
President Obama reportedly has threatened Republicans that he will cut-off Social Security checks if GOP members of Congress refuse to raise the debt ceiling limit by August 2. If the U.S. Treasury will have sufficient funds to send out Social Security checks in August, without regard to action on the debt ceiling, why has President Obama issued this threat?
Is it intended to warn Republicans that they will be blamed for the president's action to cut off checks to Social Security recipients? Is it intended to get Social Security recipients to pressure Republicans to agree to raise the debt ceiling? In either circumstance, it would appear that President Obama is playing politics with the lives of Social Security recipients, picking on the economically-weakest members of society for self-serving purpose.
This Social Security recipient has no income other than his monthly Social Security check, and no nest egg to crack. Having, however, used this egg metaphor, another one quickly comes to mind: that President Obama accepts the leftwing concept that omelets are not made without breaking some eggs, provided that the omelets are made not from jumbo or extra large eggs, but from the smallest eggs in the carton.
Where are the Republicans to denounce as the mark of a bully the president's near-gleeful rush to threaten Social Security recipients with a cut-off in funds?
And what could be the purpose of another increase in the debt ceiling other than license to this neo-aristocratic administration to take the country deeper into debt, deeper into a debt to be paid, in the main, by the rapidly-dwindling middle class. Madison explains what the Obama Administration is up to, in the opening line of Federalist No. 57: "the ambitious sacrifice of the many, to the aggrandizement of the few." Madison, later in Federalist No. 57, suggests that our leaders should stand with the people -- or tyranny is unavoidable.
Will Republicans stand, now, with the people, or is the present bullying of Social Security recipients by President Obama to degenerate into naked tyranny in 2013?