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Sunday, April 10, 2011

"Protect Our Investments"

Presidents tend to repeat themes and phrases from their predecessors. President Obama is no exception. In his televised remarks on the budget agreement, he said: "But beginning to live within our means is the only way to protect those investments that will help America compete for new jobs -- investments in our kids’ education and student loans; in clean energy and life-saving medical research. We protected the investments we need to win the future."

On August 7, 1995, President Clinton gave an interview to National Public Radio: "Now, there are two plans to balance the budget. I believe two-thirds of the American people agree with my way. I think they'd rather take a little longer, have a smaller tax cut, and protect the incomes of elderly Americans on Medicare, protect our investments in education from Head Start to affordable college loans, and not gut the environment."