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How Obama should handle spending cuts
Obama should spell out what spending the Republicans slipped through on the backs of other legislation for their districts or states.
Republicans are screaming their heads off wanting President Obama to make cuts or revamp Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
Politics isn't bean ball and President Obama has to get tough with Republicans and let them know he will "out" every Republican who padded legislation with pork barrel projects that make them look good to their constituency.
There are two ways to skin a cat, as the old bromide goes, and Obama can take it a step further by pointing out how lobbyists padded the coffers of certain Republican Congressman and Senators so they pushed through spending for their districts or state.
Republicans not only want to shave Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, but they are furious about any spending cuts to the Department of Defense which everyone knows is a bloated program loaded with wasteful spending.
Harry S. Truman wouldn't have allowed Republicans to push him around like they have been doing to President Obama.
He would have done what I'm suggesting and let the Republicans scream bloody murder.
Bill Corcoran, Chicago
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