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In addition to discussing his 2012 decision, in an interview today on ABC's This Week, Mitch Daniels weighed in on Washington's heated debate over entitlement reform.
Offering his own views on the underlying issues facing programs like Medicare and Social Security, here's a look at what the Indiana governor had to say:
I think it is the central dilemma. I think it ought, therefore, to be the centerpiece of the next election, and we ought to test the proposition -- and I have faith that the answer will be yes -- that Americans are absolutely up to the job of making changes necessary once they understand the facts.
There's a way to [reform entitlements] that protects the most vulnerable seniors more. I mean, another, I think, important and positive point to be made is that our current system is brutally unfair. It is tilted toward higher-income people in many, many ways. There's no reason on Earth that we should be sending Warren Buffett a pension check or paying for Bill Gates' health care or mine, for that matter. And in the 2.0 system of Medicare and Social Security, for the next generation, not this one, we ought to heavily devote the resources to those who need them most.