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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:06 PM

147. For those who think President Obama doesn't want these changes

I'm posting a portion of a speech President Obama gave to the Brookings Institute:

"As we've all known for some time, the rules of globalization have changed the game. How we work, how we prosper, how we compete with the rest of the world. And we all know how the coming baby boom retirement will add to the new challenges we face in this new era. Unfortunately, as the world has changed around us, Washington has been remarkably slow to adopt 21st century solutions in a 21st century economy. As so many of us have seen, both sides of the political spectrum have tended to cling to outdated policies, and tired ideologies, instead of coalescing around what actually works. For those on the left, and I include myself in that category, too many of us have been interested in defending programs that were written in 1938, admitting that we need to modernize these programs to fit changing times."


So you see, President Obama thinks the left is clinging to outdated policies and tired ideologies as well. It's not just the Republicans clinging to their guns, bibles, and tax cuts. Democrats are clinging to Social Security and Medicare and they're just tired, old ideologies as well! Don't you see? Raising the eligibility age for Medicare is a solution! Thousands and thousands will die because of this and problem solved! But not only that. Raising the Medicare eligibility age, automatically raises the retirement age for the majority of Americans, so that takes care of the little Social Security problem as well! I guess they think it's a slight of hand that most of us won't even notice! Get with the program Democrats! It's the 21st century for Pete's sake and globalization is the new game in town. It won't be "bloodless" as President Obama states toward the end of his speech. But at least now, they're REALLY serious this time about retraining us so we can work longer!


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