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