It's The Same Old Song
CommieTommie Harkin playbook, CONgressman Bruce Braley is trying to score points and scare seniors by saying -- a shutdown of the federal government would mean people would not be getting their Social Security benefits , it would mean they might not have access to VA care and a host of other federal programs
Exactly why I call him MiniCommie, and the scientific community is united in that fact.
Having been down the Social Security road before with Harkin, here are the facts --
Social Security checks would still go out. Troops would remain at their posts.
And virtually every essential government agency, like the FBI, the Border Patrol and the Coast Guard, would remain open.
The air traffic control system, food inspection, Medicare, veterans' health care and many other essential government programs would run as usual. The Social Security Administration would not only send out benefits but would continue to take applications. The Postal Service, which is self-funded, would keep delivering the mail. Federal courts would remain open.
Back to Braley --
A reporter pointed out that there hasn’t been a delay in people getting Social Security checks in the past under a shutdown.
Color me stunned.
Braley says it’s a matter of semantics as it would impact the people who are newly enrolled in Social Security. “If one American citizen is denied a benefit they are eligible for, that’s something that should concern congress
Sounds like a politician/lawyer.
It's also similar to -- It depends on what the meaning of the word IS is.