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I was against a spending freeze before I was in favor of one

Original post made by Ellie Light, another community, on Jan 26, 2010

President Obama will propose a 'discretionary spending freeze' in his State of the Union speech later this week. The freeze will take effect in October and save an estimated $15 billion, presumably after the second stimulus the House has passed and the Senate is working on additional $80 billion+ in deficit spending is completed and signed into law.

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John McCain proposed this step before the 2008 election, and Obama was opposed to it at the time. So would we say, "I spent the $15 billion before I froze spending", or better yet, I was opposed to a spending freeze before I was in favor of it.
Is this the 'change' part of hope and change? Where the Congress and President put the US $12 Trillion in debt and then 'change' course when they start losing elections?

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Posted by Not fooled
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 26, 2010 at 12:58 pm

The so-called 'freeze' wouldn't take place until sometime in 2011....after all NEW spending gets well under way. But Plouffe, his coldy calculating campaign manager came back this week, moving into the West wing of the White House...... to keep Obama and everybody in campaign mode, 24/7. So the 'freeze' euphemism is 'campaign talk'... that's what we will now get 24/7..just theatrics for the gullible.


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Posted by SteveP
a resident of Parkside
on Jan 27, 2010 at 8:58 am

SteveP is a registered user.

He is calling it a freeze, but in actuality he's run out of money to spend. I'm sure he'll just print some more.........


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