Obama Demands Debt Ceiling Increase – Threatens Troop Benefits

Obama demands quick action to raise debt limit

By JULIE PACE
AP White House Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama demanded on Monday that lawmakers raise the nation’s $16.4 trillion federal debt limit quickly, warning that “Social Security benefits and veterans’ checks will be delayed” if they don’t and cautioning Republicans not to insist on cuts to government spending in exchange. (more…)

OBAMA HOLDING MILITARY FAMILIES HOSTAGE

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OBAMA HOLDING MILITARY FAMILIES HOSTAGE

TRIES TO RAM THROUGH DEBT CEILING INCREASE BY THREATENING VET BENEFITS

SACRAMENTO, Calif. –Move America Forward (MAF), the nation’s largest grassroots pro-troops organization, expressed outrage and condemned the use of our soldiers who bravely sacrifice every day for their country, as a political football. Today at an hour-long news conference President Barack Obama threatened not to pay out benefits to military veterans unless Republican lawmakers agree to raise the nation’s $16.4 trillion federal debt limit quickly with no agreement of cuts to government spending in exchange.

Scott Raab, a spokesman for the group and Navy Veteran, says Obama’s strategy is playing politics with our troops and their families.

“He’s threatening military families, saying they won’t get paychecks or benefits, unless Republicans go along with whatever he wants,” says Raab, who is currently receiving disability benefits from the VA that could be withheld according to Obama’s statements. (more…)