The Washington Times - July 17, 2011, 07:42PM

The Obama administration has already threatened to withhold social security checks if the debt ceiling is not raised by August 2, but White House officials run away and do not want to talk about cutting back on government jobs or programs instead. In fact, there is nary a whisper about the Social Security trust fund Democrats so often refer to when scaring seniors about Republicans who want to privatize social security one day. 

In the video below, The Washington Times asked both White House budget director Jack Lew on Sunday why the administration is not considering cutting government jobs as opposed to withholding social security checks if the federal government goes into deault after August 2.  Mr. Lew refused to answer the question and ran off.



On Thursday, I asked Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner why the president is threatening to not issue social security checks after August 2 if there is a “social security trust fund” to dip into. Mr. Geithner refused to answer my question and ran off.