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Is GOP destroying S.S., or is Obama destroying America?

Obama claims GOP trying to destroy Social Security
August 14, 2010 by ERICA WERNER

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama used the anniversary of Social Security to trumpet Democrats’ support for the popular program and accuse Republicans of trying to destroy it.
Seventy-five years after President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Social Security into law, Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday: “We have an obligation to keep that promise, to safeguard Social Security for our seniors, people with disabilities and all Americans—today, tomorrow and forever.”

Some Republican leaders in Congress are “pushing to make privatizing Social Security a key part of their legislative agenda if they win a majority in Congress this fall,” Obama said.

He contended that such privatization was “an ill-conceived idea that would add trillions of dollars to our budget deficit while tying your benefits to the whims of Wall Street traders and the ups and downs of the stock market.”

Most Republicans, in fact, are wary of touching that idea, because Social Security is virtually sacrosanct to voters, particularly seniors.

Obama’s Stimulus Plan: Failing by Its Own Measure
July 14, 2009 by STEPHEN GANDEL

Still think big government knows best? Check history first.
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AP shows economic stimulus spending was useless
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If Obama fails, the country succeeds

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