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04/10/2013 06:21 pm ET | Updated Jun 10, 2013

Why Nobody Should Be Surprised That Obama Wants to Cut Social Security and Medicare

In this video, Yvette Carnell of Your Black World discusses Obama's budget proposal, which includes a plan to cut Social Security and Medicare, with me. This move by the Obama White House is being viewed by some as a move to pre-emptively negotiate with Republicans, but as I point out, Democrats aren't progressive, and are just playing on the legacy of the New Deal. Even former President Bill Clinton was caught on tape telling Republican Rep. Paul Ryan that he hoped Democrats would cut entitlements. This plan by Obama to cut entitlements was detailed in the following video.

In addition, in a 2007 interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Barack Obama said everything should be on the table, including raising the retirement age and cutting benefits, as it relates to fixing Social Security.