President Obama: Republicans “Suspicious” of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security

by Colonel on January 15, 2013

“The comments came during the president’s final news conference of his first term Monday. While claiming he’s fairly “friendly” and open to talks with Republicans, he leveled some unusually tough accusations at the GOP — effectively impugning their motives for deficit reduction.

The president claimed that what’s “motivating and propelling” House Republicans may be “more than simply deficit reduction.”

“They have a particular vision about what government should and should not do,” Obama said. “So they are suspicious about government’s commitments, for example, to make sure that seniors have decent health care as they get older. They have suspicions about Social Security. They have suspicions about whether government should make sure that kids in poverty are getting enough to eat, or whether we should be spending money on medical research.”

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