Tuesday, January 26, 2010

so-called spending freeze.

BTW, you've heard about Obama proposing a "spending freeze" on a handful of domestic programs --- an idea he ridiculed when John McCain suggested it during the campaign --- to show trick the gullible into believing he's serious about fiscal responsibility.

What the media won't mention in reporting the freeze is Obama has already exploded domestic spending 24% above even the profligate levels of the Bush Era in just two years. He's not proposing to cancel the remainder of the Spendulus. He is actually going to propose increases in other domestic spending. And he is still pushing a multi-trillion dollar health care entitlement.

My take: Obama already knows he's going to be saddled with a Republican congress next year, so he proposes a freeze on spending, that won't start until 2011. So this way, he gets to take credit for it, even though that's exactly what the Republicans plan on doing.



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