Obama Expects Americans To “Sacrifice” For Economy.

1/13/2009 02:53:00 AM

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Obama is now saying that fixing the economy over the long term will require “sacrifice” from every American and scaling back some of his campaign promises.

“Our challenge is going to be identifying what works and putting more money into that, eliminating things that don’t work, and making things that we have more efficient.  But I’m not suggesting, George, I want to be realistic here, not everything that we talked about during the campaign are we going to be able to do on the pace we had hoped.”

Gee, what a surprise.  Obama, the Savior, who promised the moon, the sun and the stars to get elected, is now doing what I expected, and what all politicians do, and going back on his campaign promises.

"At the end of the day, are you really talking about over the course of your presidency some kind of grand bargain? That you have tax reform, healthcare reform, entitlement reform including Social Security and Medicare, where everybody in the country is going to have to sacrifice something, accept change for the greater good?"

"Yes," Obama said.

"And when will that get done?"

"Well, right now, I’m focused on a pretty heavy lift, which is making sure we get that reinvestment and recovery package in place. But what you described is exactly what we’re going to have to do. What we have to do is to take a look at our structural deficit, how are we paying for government? What are we getting for it? And how do we make the system more efficient?"

"And eventually sacrifice from everyone?"

"Everybody’s going to have to give. Everybody’s going to have to have some skin in the game," Obama said.

Gee, is this the way to get every American to “serve” in Obama’s Socialist Administration? 

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