• • Obama waves liberal flag
Tampa Tribune (FL) [President Barack Obama] threw in a zinger. “The commitments we make to each other — through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security — these things do not sap our initiative; they strengthen us. They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.” That was clearly aimed at those Republicans who tend to divide society, as novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand did, into makers and takers. It’s an outlook that many Americans, as Mitt Romney discovered, find insulting.