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By JENNIFER EPSTEIN |

11/19/13 4:32 PM EST

President Obama on Tuesday dismissed critics who call him a “socialist,” suggesting they meet some real socialists if they think he’s one.

“People call me a socialist sometimes,” he said at the Wall Street Journal CEO Summit, addressing 100 top business leaders.

“But, no, you gotta meet real socialists. You’ll have a sense of what a socialist is,” he said to laughter from the crowd.

“I’m talking about lowering the corporate tax rate, my health care reform is based on the private marketplace, stock market’s looking pretty good last time I checked,” he said, listing his capitalist bona fides. “And, you know, it is true I’m concerned about growing inequality in our system, but nobody questions the efficacy of market economies in terms of producing wealth and innovation and keeping us competitive.”

http://www.politico.com/politico44/2013/11/obama-scoffs-at-people-who-call-him-a-socialist-you-177886.html?hp=l11

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