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  •  Did Obama (7+ / 0-)

    put his standing as a Democrat in jeopardy when he reduced the cost of Medicare by $716 billion? Did he do so when he shielded safety net programs from the sequester (except for a 2% increase to Medicare providers)?

    The fact of the matter is that both Republicans and Democrats have been making changes to the safety net for over 60 years. You need to be able to distinguish between the end goal of those changes. That's where the difference between an R and a D show up.

    A bit of discernment is required.

    Almost everything you do will seem insignificant, but it is important that you do it. - Mahatma Gandhi

    by NLinStPaul on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 07:32:13 AM PST

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