According to Obama: "The commitments we make to each other – through Medicare, and Medicaid, and Social Security – these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great." Strange conception of freedom. These programs enslave us and make us dependent on the government. And I would be remiss if I did not remind you that Republicans are some of the greatest supporters of Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.