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Thread: Do you agree with Obama that we wouldn't be a great country without social programs?

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    Do you agree with Obama that we wouldn't be a great country without social programs?

    [I]“‘There but for the grace of God go I,’ we say to ourselves, and so we contribute to programs like Medicare and Social Security, which guarantee us health care and a measure of basic income after a lifetime of hard work; unemployment insurance, which protects us against unexpected job loss; and Medicaid, which provides care for millions of seniors in nursing homes, poor children, and those with disabilities,” Obama said. “We are a better country because of these commitments. I’ll go further – we would not be a great country without those commitments.”[/I]

    Do you agree that we wouldn't be a great country without SS, Medicare and Medicaid?


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    Re: Do you agree with Obama that we wouldn't be a great country without social progra

    You couldn't win in the first thread you made about this subject so you made a second?

    Your interpretation of his words as I said before ARE JUST THAT.

    The evil liberal socialist Kenyan Tyrant hates America and only thinks its a great nation when it gives things away.

    Total. Utter. And. complete. Bull****.

    Every single time a president speaks, the opposition grasps for straws. This straw is pretty flimsy.

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    Re: Do you agree with Obama that we wouldn't be a great country without social progra

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    [I]“‘There but for the grace of God go I,’ we say to ourselves, and so we contribute to programs like Medicare and Social Security, which guarantee us health care and a measure of basic income after a lifetime of hard work; unemployment insurance, which protects us against unexpected job loss; and Medicaid, which provides care for millions of seniors in nursing homes, poor children, and those with disabilities,” Obama said. “We are a better country because of these commitments. I’ll go further – we would not be a great country without those commitments.”[/I]

    Do you agree that we wouldn't be a great country without SS, Medicare and Medicaid?
    Define great.

    I think a country can be judged, just like a person, by how "he treats the least of us." I would hate to live in a country that didn't care enough for its poor or its seniors to provide them with the basic necessities of life.
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    Re: Do you agree with Obama that we wouldn't be a great country without social progra

    Such programs are vital the social stability of an industrialized nation. Bismark didn't create social security because he was a liberal, he did to prevent the conditions that favor a communist revolution. Our present programs are a particularly bad implementation, but the basic concept is needed.

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    Re: Do you agree with Obama that we wouldn't be a great country without social progra

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    You couldn't win in the first thread you made about this subject so you made a second?

    Your interpretation of his words as I said before ARE JUST THAT.

    The evil liberal socialist Kenyan Tyrant hates America and only thinks its a great nation when it gives things away.

    Total. Utter. And. complete. Bull****.

    Every single time a president speaks, the opposition grasps for straws. This straw is pretty flimsy.
    Jet...............................................

    I'm asking if you agree with Obama's words. No interpretation here. The rest of your post is ridiculous.


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    Re: Do you agree with Obama that we wouldn't be a great country without social progra

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    [I]“‘There but for the grace of God go I,’ we say to ourselves, and so we contribute to programs like Medicare and Social Security, which guarantee us health care and a measure of basic income after a lifetime of hard work; unemployment insurance, which protects us against unexpected job loss; and Medicaid, which provides care for millions of seniors in nursing homes, poor children, and those with disabilities,” Obama said. “We are a better country because of these commitments. I’ll go further – we would not be a great country without those commitments.”[/I]

    Do you agree that we wouldn't be a great country without SS, Medicare and Medicaid?
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    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Do you agree with Obama that we wouldn't be a great country without social progra

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    If you don't want to contribute to the thread, don't. Stop this immaturity, lib.


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    Re: Do you agree with Obama that we wouldn't be a great country without social progra

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    Jet...............................................

    I'm asking if you agree with Obama's words. No interpretation here. The rest of your post is ridiculous.
    Jumped the gun a bit there Mellie.

    I apologise.

    It's gonna be a loooooooooooooooong day

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    Re: Do you agree with Obama that we wouldn't be a great country without social progra

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Define great.

    I think a country can be judged, just like a person, by how "he treats the least of us." I would hate to live in a country that didn't care enough for its poor or its seniors to provide them with the basic necessities of life.
    I would also. The word "great" needs to be defined by you. I disagree with Obama that we wouldn't be a great country without social programs. I think even with social programs, we're the most charitable and kind people on Earth. If we didn't have social programs, I believe we would rise up to help our follow Americans even more than we do now. And maybe some of those who are able would gain the motivation to help themselves.


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    Re: Do you agree with Obama that we wouldn't be a great country without social progra

    Yes, I agree with Obama on the specific social programs he mentions. I think those are basic necessities in a civilized country.
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