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  •  Jan. 2009- Prez on new Soc Sec & Medicare bargain (3+ / 0-)
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    Obama Pledges Entitlement Reform - President-Elect Says He'll Reshape Social Security, Medicare Programs

        President-elect Barack Obama pledged yesterday to shape a new Social Security and Medicare "bargain" with the American people, saying that the nation's long-term economic recovery cannot be attained unless the government finally gets control over its most costly entitlement programs.


        Obama reacted to questions about the emerging structure of his White House by displaying confidence in his ability to manage people.
        "The theory behind it is I set the tone," Obama said. "If the tone I set is that we bring as much intellectual firepower to a problem, that people act respectfully towards each other, that disagreements are fully aired, and that we make decisions based on facts and evidence as opposed to ideology, that people will adapt to that culture and we'll be able to move together effectively as a team."  

        He added: "I have a pretty good track record at doing that."  

    "Who are these men who really run this land? And why do they run it with such a thoughtless hand?" David Crosby

    by allenjo on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 03:01:15 PM PDT

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