In response to President Obama’s recent remarks that Social Security and Medicare "are not in crisis", nationally syndicated radio talk show host Mark Levin said that Obama “is at war with the young people in this country.”
“I am telling you that he is at war with the young people in this country, and we need to explain that,” Levin said on his July 13 broadcast. “I am telling you that the senior citizens today won’t be affected, but the senior citizens in ten years are going to have nothing. Nothing. Unless something is done.”
Here is a transcript of President Obama’s comments and what Levin said:
“Now we’re often told that Medicare and Social Security are in crisis,” Obama said. “We hear that all the time, and usually that’s used as an excuse to try to cut spending on those bedrock programs. But, here’s the truth: Medicare and Social Security are not in crisis. Nor have they kept us from cutting our deficits by two-thirds since I took office…”
“He’s lying through his teeth,” Levin said. “Nobody will confront him on this but me. They won’t confront him on it in the media because the media is the praetorian guard of this president. They won’t confront him on talk radio because they’re busy talking about everything else.
“Social Security is by far the biggest federal program that affects the most people in this country, and it’s going down. And this president won’t do a damn thing about it.
"And when it goes down, the beneficiaries are going to be horribly affected, senior citizens. As are the benefactors who are paying for it. They’re going to lose everything.
“So rather than address it, he just blithely says, ‘Usually, you know, that’s used as an excuse to try cut spending on these bedrock programs.’
“So he ignores them. I am telling you that he is at war with the young people in this country, and we need to explain that. I am telling you that the senior citizens today won’t be affected, but the senior citizens in ten years are going to have nothing. Nothing. Unless something is done. And there’s a point of no return on these things.
“The same is said of Medicare. We have trustees that oversee Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare is going broke faster than Social Security. Now, ladies and gentlemen, I’m not advocating they should go broke. I am telling you they’re going broke based on the government’s analysis and statements, not mine,” Levin said.