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[American Citizenship] captures the enduring idea that this country only works when we accept certain obligations to one another and to future generations
President Barack Obama
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/02/13/president-obamas-2013-state-union

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... the country deserves us to be willing to compromise on behalf of the greater good.
President Barack Obama
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/us/politics/obama-says-republicans-given-fair-deal.html?_r=0

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They have tried to sell us this trickle-down tax cut fairy dust before. Guess what? We've seen this before. It didn't work then. It will not work now. It's not a plan to create jobs. It is not a plan to lower our deficit.
President Barack Obama
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/obama-slams-romneys-fairy-dust-tax-cut-024736068.html

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(Added by Ed Thompson on 8/10, 9:51pm)
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If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If youíve got a business, you didnít build that. Somebody else made that happen.
President Barack Obama
2012 campaign rally in Roanoke, Virginia

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We consume about 25 percent of the worldís oil. We only have 2 percent of the reserves.
President Barack Obama
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/03/30/remarks-president-americas-energy-security

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Maybe they'll need a moat. Maybe they want alligators in the moat!
President Barack Obama
http://nation.foxnews.com/president-obama/2011/05/10/obama-republicans-want-moat-alligators-border

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They want to give people like me [millionaires] a two hundred thousand dollar tax cut that's paid for by asking thirty three seniors to each pay six thousand dollars more in health costs. That's not right, and it's not going to happen as long as I'm President.
President Barack Obama
http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/04/obama-budget-they-want-to-give.html?amp&

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Or they suggest that we can somehow close our entire deficit by eliminating things like foreign aid, even though foreign aid makes up about 1% of our entire budget. ... So here's the truth. Around two-thirds of our budget is spent on Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and national security. Programs like unemployment insurance, student loans, veterans' benefits, and tax credits for working families take up another 20%. What's left, after interest on the debt, is just 12 percent for everything else. That's 12 percent for all of our other national priorities like education and clean energy; medical research and transportation; food safety and keeping our air and water clean. ... Up until now, the cuts proposed by a lot of folks in Washington have focused almost exclusively on that 12%. But cuts to that 12% alone won't solve the problem.
President Barack Obama
http://www.whatisworking.com/2011/04/obama-lets-be-honest-about-whats.html

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I said, 'You want to repeal health care? Go at it. We'll have that debate. You're not going to be able to do that by nickel-and-diming me in the budget. You think we're stupid?
President Barack Obama
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_theticket/20110415/ts_yblog_theticket/obama-caught-on-audio-slamming-gop

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The 'America' that I know is a generous one.
President Barack Obama
President's April 13, 2011 speech on fiscal policy at George Washington University

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My finely honed political instincts tell me that almost nobody believes that they should be paying higher taxes.
President Barack Obama
President's April 13, 2011 speech on fiscal policy at George Washington University

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It is time to leave behind the divisive battles of the past. It is time to move forward as one nation.
President Barack Obama
President's State of the Union Address; Jan. 2011

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If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,' ...
President Barack Obama
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39839069/ns/politics/?utm_source=web&utm_medium=twitter

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Some people in D.C. talk about me like a dog.
President Barack Obama

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(Added by Steve Wolfer on 10/18/2010, 10:33pm)
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I'm always suspicious of politics dividing people instead of bringing them together.
President Barack Obama
Albuquerque Community Meeting; http://tv.breitbart.com/obama-on-immigration-debate-im-always-suspicious-of-politics-dividing-people-instead-of-bringing-them-together/

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So I came to my Christian faith later in life, and it was because the precepts of Jesus Christ spoke to me in terms of the kind of life that I would want to lead - being my brothers' and sisters' keeper ... . And I think also understanding that Jesus Christ dying for my sins spoke to the humility we all have to have as human beings, that we're sinful and we're flawed and we make mistakes, and that we achieve salvation through the grace of God.
President Barack Obama
http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/103938653.html?elr=KArks8c7PaP3iUMEaPc:E7_ec7PaP3iUiacyKUnciaec8O7EyUr

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(Added by Ed Thompson on 9/29/2010, 11:20am)
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... the shared values that we all hold so dear. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, endowed with certain inalienable rights, life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That's what makes us unique. That's what makes us strong. The ability to recognize our common humanity.
President Barack Obama
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kd7ZQZxDhjk

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ďThere are times where you can afford to redecorate your house, and there are times where you need to focus on rebuilding the foundation.Ē
President Barack Obama
Barack Obama, February 2009

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(Added by Jim Henshaw on 9/01/2010, 9:55am)
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Tonight, we gather to affirm the greatness of our nation - not because of the height of our skyscrapers, or the power of our military, or the size of our economy. Our pride is based on a very simple premise, summed up in a declaration made over two hundred years ago.
President Barack Obama
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/barack_obama_3.html

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(Added by Ed Thompson on 8/17/2010, 10:07am)
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What I worry about would be that you essentially have two chambers, the House and the Senate, but you have simply, majoritarian, absolute power on either side. And that's just not what the founders intended.
President Barack Obama
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/authors/b/barack_obama_4.html

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... the long-running debate between big government and small government misses the point; it isnít relevant to todayís challenges.
President Barack Obama
http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/07/13/president-obama-announces-a-new-omb-director-jacob-lew

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Rather than fight the same tired battles that have dominated Washington for decades, itís time to try something new. Letís invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Letís meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Letís try common sense.
President Barack Obama
http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/

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(Added by William Dwyer on 5/18/2010, 4:02pm)
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