“How do we pool resources at the same time as we decentralize delivery systems in ways that both foster competition, can work in the marketplace, and can foster innovation at the local level and can be tailored to particular communities.” Barack Obama in 1998
Romney and Fox News Channel cut this part out of the “redistributionist” video from 1998. The above line was immediately preceded by:
“I think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pool resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution, at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody’s got a shot.”
Once again, Barack Obama the pragmatist — the side of this president you’ll never hear extremists on the far-right talk about.