You would think after the last time President Obama incorrectly said Social Security when it was originally created was exclusively for widows and orphans, someone in his administration would have corrected him so he wouldn't do it again.
Yet there he was at Tuesday's press conference making the same completely false assertion on national television (video follows with transcript and commentary):
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: Most Americans, they're just trying to figure out how to -- how to go about their lives and -- and how can we make sure that our elected officials are looking out for us. And that means because it's a big, diverse country and people have a lot of complicated positions, it means that in order to get stuff done, we're going to compromise. This is why FDR when he started Social Security it only affected widows and orphans. You did not qualify. And yet now it is something that really helps a lot of people
Sadly, no. As NewsBusters reported in October when Obama said this to Comedy Central's Jon Stewart: