by scaring the old people. Obama says he cannot guarantee Social Security checks will go out on August 3 - Political Hotsheet - CBS News You know, up until now I personally did not dislike Obama. I didn't approve of his policies but I did not dislike him. But this is disgusting and way beneath anyone holding the office of POTUS. Many seniors depend on those checks and many of htem have health problems. To add stress to them at this time is low, very low. It could work politically but ethically is as low as you can go. Obama is just another mean spirited. bottom feeding, politician who happens to have a pleasing personality. And don't try to spin this by saying he was just answering a question. We all know that the question was a plant by a friendly "journalist".