The President Supports Reducing Social Programs

The President Supports Reducing Social Programs

President Obama has cleared the way for both Democrats and Republicans to look into cutting back spending on federal social programs. Many believe that Social Security is the first entitlement program Congress will look to reform.  However, Democrats in Congress believe that by tackling entitlement reform will make getting re-elected next year much more difficult.

“President Barack Obama blurred the lines this month when he embraced entitlement cuts of his own as part of his budget plan. And Democrats now fear their leader’s tack to the center could blunt one of their sharpest weapons in the battle for the House of Representatives next year.”  (Politico, President Obama’s budget puts House Democrats in bind, By ALEX ISENSTADT)

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