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Deficit might shift priorities in short term, Obama says

Wants to fix Social Security and Medicare

President-elect Barack Obama addressed the economy Thursday at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / January 12, 2009

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WASHINGTON - President-elect Barack Obama said yesterday that the $1 trillion-plus deficit and ailing economy would force him to move slowly and scale back on his priorities in the short term, and that getting the country back in strong financial shape will require sacrifices from all Americans. (Full article: 842 words)

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