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None1257 Wrote: Feb 09, 2013 11:16 AM
Because these people don't want the "people" dependent on themselves for their needs and wants, and would rather have them dependent on the government or some business to provide for their needs and wants?

There was a time, not long ago, when both Republicans and Democrats agreed that something had to be done about entitlement spending — especially spending on the elderly. But no longer.

Although he promised in his first run for the presidency to reform Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, Barack Obama seems increasingly unwilling to do any of that now.

• The leftwing of the Democratic Party seems increasingly shrill in its insistence that there is no need for any fundamental reform of entitlement spending.

• Even in the left-of-center think tanks and on the liberal blogs, one finds...