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In this video, Yvette Carnell of Your Black World discusses Obama’s budget proposal, which includes a plan to cut Social SecurityYvette and pascal image2 and Medicare, with writer Pascal Robert, blogger for Black Agenda Report and Huffington Post. This move by the Obama White House is being viewed by some as a move to pre-emptively negotiate with Republicans, but as Robert points out, Democrats aren’t progressive, and are just playing on the legacy of the New Deal. Even  former President Bill Clinton was  caught on tape telling Republican Rep. Paul Ryan that he hoped Democrats would cut entitlements. This plan by Obama to cut entitlement was detailed in the following video.

In addition, in a 2007 interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, Barack Obama said everything should be on the table, including cutting the retirement age and cutting benefits, as it relates to fixing Social Security.

Originally posted to probert06 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 at 12:33 PM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions.

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