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It really doesn’t matter who wins the presidential election in November, the federal government must address the growing deficit, which means a smaller federal government and reduced entitlements. The question will be, who is best positioned to handle the assignment?

No matter what happens, this is President Obama’s last election. He can promise anything he wishes to keep his base energized. However, if elected he can do something the Republicans have difficulty doing, and that is reducing entitlements.

The last big change in welfare reform was done under President Clinton with a majority Republican Congress. Will a second-term President Obama be so bold?

Robert West, Bowie