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Quotes by Barack Obama

  1. “I don’t think in ideological terms. I never have,” Obama said, continuing on the healthcare theme. “Everybody who supports single-payer healthcare says, ‘Look at all this money we would be saving from insurance and paperwork.’ That represents 1 million, 2 million, 3 million jobs of people who are working at Blue Cross Blue Shield or Kaiser or other places. What are we doing with them? Where are we employing them?”1


  1. David Sirota, "Mr. Obama Goes to Washington," The Nation, June 26, 2006. Cited in Chapter 5 of Bullshit Jobs by David Graeber.