Obama has my poor mother and father scared to death. Mother seem to think that her and dad are going to starve to death because dads ss retirement is going to stop. Here is a quote from an article she read "President Obama on Tuesday said he cannot guarantee that retirees will receive their Social Security checks August 3 if Democrats and Republicans in Washington do not reach an agreement on reducing the deficit in the coming weeks." Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3 - Political Hotsheet - CBS News Her and a lot of elderly people are scared to death. I keep telling her that SS is still going to be paid but nothing can convince her or her friends. Hey Obama quit trying to scare my parents when you know that the govt is legally required to make those payments.