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"You’re a socialist with everybody’s money but your own"

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"You’re a socialist with everybody’s money but your own"

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U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the White House after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the health care reform legislation March 21, 2009 in Washington, DC.

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From page 301 of David Remnick's book on Number 44:

Obama “was a cautious player, folding hand after hand, waiting for his moment to bluff or go big on a good hand … Obama’s caution, hidden behind a cloud of cigarette smoke, could be maddening. One Republican, Bill Brady, of Bloomington, told Obama, ‘You’re a socialist with everybody’s money but your own."

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