"Gonna get me some seniors!"
In July of 2011, during the debt ceiling/limit debate, Obama stated, "I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven't resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it."
This unqualified threat by the President of the United States of America scared the hell out of over fifty million recipients of monthly Social Security checks which included seniors and the disabled.
Here you have 50 million people looking at disaster a few weeks away. How do they pay their rent? How do they eat? How do they pay their doctors (on Medicare there are co-pays)?
I would love to have some independent group do a survey to see if there was a spike in deaths of seniors and disabled in the United States in July 2011 from the day Obama made the above statement to August 3rd, when the checks arrived.
I can imagine thousands of critically ill, depressed, hopeless poor seniors and disabled having strokes and heart attacks ahead of schedule once Obama put this fear in them.
Can this be considered a punishable crime?