Reid: No Debt Deal, No Social Security Check
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has said payments for Social Security, as well as veteran’s and military benefits, would stop on August 3 if a budget agreement is not hammered out by Republicans and Democrats on August 2.
Reid made the statement while speaking on the Senate floor, reports The Sacramento Bee.
An aide later said Reid misspoke, and meant to say that payments “could” stop. US President Barack Obama made a similar statement during an interview with CBS News on Tuesday night, as previously reported.