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In 2008, Obama Promised Entitlement Reform In His First Term

The President made reforming entitlement expenses a first term priority in 2008. But he and the House Republicans were unable to make a deal, and the can has been kicked until after 2012.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com.
 
 
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