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PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 18:  In this photo illustration U.S. Treasury checks are piled at the U.S. Treasury printing facility July 18, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. President Obama recently stated that he can't guarantee retirees will receive their Social Security checks in August if the House and Senate can not reach an agreement on reducing the deficit.  (Photo Illustration by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images) William Thomas Cain/Getty