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Flashback 2010:Obama critical that Republicans/Tea Party are NOT for entitlement cuts
CBS News "60 Minutes" Transcript: President Barack Obama, Part 2 ^ | Nov. 4, 2010 | CBS/sickoflibs post

Posted on 04/20/2011 9:11:35 PM PDT by sickoflibs

Obama: And so, the test is gonna be what happens over the next several years, when it's not just an abstraction, but we have to start making serious choices. I've got a deficit commission that I've put forward that is gonna be releasing recommendations for how we can start reducing the deficit. And I don't know yet what they're gonna say, but I do know what the federal budget looks like. And if you eliminate all the earmarks. If you eliminate all the foreign aid. If you eliminate all the waste and abuse that people, you know, talk about eliminating -- you're still confronted with a fact that the vast majority of the federal budget are things that people really think are important. Like Social Security and Medicare and defense.

And so, you then have to start making some tough decisions about how do we pay for those things that we think are important? And you know, we're not gonna be able to balance the budget just by slashing the National Parks budget, even if you didn't think that was a proper function of government. We're not gonna be able to balance the budget by, you know, eliminating the National Weather Service.

I mean, we're gonna have to, you know, tackle some big issues like entitlements that, you know, when you listen to the Tea Party or you listen to Republican candidates they promise we're not gonna touch them.

From :Transcript: President Barack Obama, Part 2 "60 Minutes" Correspondent Steve Kroft Interviewed The President Nov. 4, 2010

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: deficit; entitlements; medicare
Yep, I am very critical of Republicans political Ineptness on this important political battle since cutting gov spending is my #1 issue.

I also follow my socialists enemies to see what they are up to and late last year noticed that both Obama and Chris Matthews were baiting Republicans on TV asking why they were not proposing entitlement cuts. I immediately became suspicious since they never asked their own party Democrats to do that.

Now all of a sudden they are the great entitlement protectors. On MSNBC Democrats are bragging this will win them back congress in 2012. It's war.

1 posted on 04/20/2011 9:11:48 PM PDT by sickoflibs
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; Notary Sojac; jeltz25; dalight; PSYCHO-FREEP; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; ...

I have a good memory, a very good one!

I could see Democrats attacks a mile away.

2 posted on 04/20/2011 9:17:49 PM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: sickoflibs
on the average, 30% of workers do not pay taxes or pay very little in taxes
30% of people don't work at all(old people, poor, children, intentionally and unintentionally unemployed)
that leaves about 40% of working people paying taxes to support the other 60% and themselves at the same time

the Pepsi generation believes they should ‘work to live’ instead of ‘live to work’ and would rather spend 8 hours playing a video game or attending flashraves than being productive, taxpaying members of society.

continued entitlements ain't happenin’ no matter how fuzzy the math gets or how loud-mouthed the politicians get

the best thing that could happen to America would be the immediate razing of all ‘project housing’, and an end to all welfare (including ‘environmental’ welfare) except to those truly helpless.

3 posted on 04/20/2011 9:37:12 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: sickoflibs
"I immediately became suspicious since they never asked their own party Democrats to do that."
Why would they? Their for government control over all things.
4 posted on 04/20/2011 10:07:38 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: blueplum
GOP proposals to slash Social Security will result in this.

Like a have to watch.

But I won't laugh.

5 posted on 04/21/2011 2:54:16 AM PDT by KDD (When the government boot is on your neck, it matters not whether it is the right boot or the left.)
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Thansk sickoflibs.

6 posted on 04/21/2011 4:39:24 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link --
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