Many are irked by new stance
President Barack Obama
In a recent jobs speech, Obama said he disagreed with members of his party “who don't think we should make any changes at all to Medicare and Medicaid.”
This came as a congressional “supercommittee” is seeking ways to find spending cuts totaling $1.2 trillion over 10 years.
Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) said that while he supports job creation, “We would rather see some kind of increase in revenue as opposed to cutting [funding for Medicare and Medicaid].”