The Congress (the House actually) authorizes spending. The President (effectively) signs the checks. The Social Security checks. And yes the money is there. It is in all those certificates in the Social Security Lock Box. He could start cashing those. If you don’t get a Social Security check next month it is because the President decided you weren’t worth the money. Or he wants you screaming at him.

I propose you start the screaming early.

Cross Posted at Power and Control