Obama promises more entitlement programs for 2nd term

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grandluxe, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Jan. 21, 2013, 2:04 p.m. EST
    Obama defends entitlements in speech

    By Robert Schroeder, MarketWatch
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — President Barack Obama on Monday used his inaugural address to put Republicans on notice that he’ll fight for robust entitlement programs and against climate change, digging in ahead of what will prove to be a blistering fight over U.S. government spending and deficits.

    Fiscal battles are front and center as Obama opens his second term, including the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration, the possibility of a government shutdown in March if Congress doesn’t pass a new budget, and the U.S. borrowing limit. On Monday, House Republicans unveiled legislation to suspend the U.S. debt ceiling until May 19, and a floor vote could come as soon as Wednesday.

  2. Lucrum


    Of course, that and voter stupidity is what got him reelected.
  3. pspr


    We have about 4 entitlement programs too many now.