President Obama is doing what needs to be done to save our SSI and disability benefit I think that stating that President Obama is threatening to withhold disability checks is not an accurate description of what is really going on. You have left out some important facts. President Obama is trying to stop the Republicans from abolishing Social Security completely. Further, he knows that we need to tax the rich or our economy will collapse once again and we may never recover. He is doing what has to be done. This is something I posted on the Huffington Post site: No President Obama, refusing to back down will not end your presidency. You have already shown that you are willing to compromise. If you back down on this and let the Republicans have their way once again, that will end your presidency. The rich have had their tax breaks for 10 years now. If these tax breaks created jobs we wouldn't currently be in the middle of a recession. The conservatives do not hesitate to tell the middle class to sacrifice, why won't they ask the rich to sacrifice too? If they won't spread the burden, then they will be burying themselves. Their poll numbers will continue to drop. It is the demand for products that has saved our economy in the past. The "trickle down theory" has never been successful. If you give tax breaks to the middle and lower class, they go out and buy products, the profits and demand are raised, and the companies hire more employees to keep up with the demand. For any conservative who doubts this, please take time to look at the past history of our nation and try to find evidence that giving tax breaks to the rich has saved an economy in the middle of a depression or even a bad recession. It never happened and it never will happen. The definition of insanity is trying the same thing more than once and expecting different results --Einstein PLEASE CONSIDER THIS: If he doesn't hold out, you and others won't have disability at all!!