March 14, 2013

Obama prepared to reverse nearly 80 years of Democratic progress

TPM - President Obama is seeking to push Republicans to work with him on a grand deficit bargain by first assuring them he’s willing to cut entitlements, and then attempting to scrape off enough of them who will in turn agree to raise new revenues.

House Republicans emerged from a rare meeting with Obama on Wednesday afternoon saying he assured them he was serious about cutting programs like Social Security and Medicare in order to reduce the long-term deficit.

“It was a really great first step,” said Rep. Reid Ribble (R-WI). “He did express a willingness to give on entitlements.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

what do you mean by 'prepared'?---seems he's been doing a pretty good job of it for the past four+ years