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Doggedly determined

March 27, 2010
Dr. David Turner

Not since the Great Society has a Democratic president made such a profound impact on the life of the nation. The passage of the health care bill in the House of Representatives ended decades of gridlock on domestic affairs. Medicare, the last great success, at least on a domestic economic issue, cleared the hurdle in 1965. There have been expansions in Medicaid and additions to Social Security but nothing as sweeping as the most recent initiative. No doubt it was gained by a number of compromises, but it was achieved because of the dogged efforts of Barack Obama.



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