Apr 19, 2010
President Obama Ordered Social Security Not To Talk
During a Congressional hearing, Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue said he is not allowed to talk about Social Security solvency issues, as per “explicit instructions from the President.” All questions about solvency are supposed to go to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner.
To put things in perspective, 3 percetange points of payroll tax is equal to about 20% of the current tax. So eliminating the deficit shown above would require a 20% higher payroll tax on the working population.
Mr. Astrue was asked by Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) and at least one other member of the committee about solvency. Astrue repeatedly answered that he was under instructions from the President not to discuss the Social Security solvency issue. He wasn’t even allowed to offer his opinion.
Have you ever heard this phrase: Speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil? That’s what the Obama Administration is hoping the rest of us will do.
Just some more of that 'sit-down and shut-up' we have been getting...stinks like tyranny to me. (or cover-up)