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August 15, 2010

With 75 Days Until The Election, Obama Suddenly Remembers To Vow To Protect Social Security From a Plan Republicans Aren't Proposing

What? We're getting crushed?

On every issue?

Every single issue?

Oh I know what we can talk about.

On the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Social Security law, President Obama pledged Saturday to protect it from some Republicans who he said want to privatize the retirement account system and "place bets with Social Security on Wall Street."

That, the president said in his weekly radio and Internet address, would be a reckless move as the nation's economy struggles to recover from a recession, noting that President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security measure into law in the depths of the Depression.

"That agenda is wrong for seniors, it's wrong for America, and I won't let it happen," Obama said of some GOP ideas to turn the system over to the private marketplace. "Not while I'm president."

This from a guy who stole a trillion from Medicare to pay for his new health care scheme. But he's going to protect seniors, eh?


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