Fox & Friends Interprets Obama's Praise Of Safety Net As Calling For "The United States Of Welfare"
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On the April 15 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, during a segment bashing President Obama's praise of America's social safety net, the following on-screen text aired:
From President Obama's April 13 speech at George Washington University:
Part of this American belief that we're all connected also expresses itself in a conviction that each one of us deserves some basic measure of security and dignity. We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, hard times or bad luck, a crippling illness or a layoff may strike any one of us. "There but for the grace of God go I," we say to ourselves. And so we contribute to programs like Medicare and Social Security, which guarantee us health care and a measure of basic income after a lifetime of hard work; unemployment insurance, which protects us against unexpected job loss; and Medicaid, which provides care for millions of seniors in nursing homes, poor children, those with disabilities. We're a better country because of these commitments. I'll go further. We would not be a great country without those commitments.