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Does anyone remember when Candidate Obama Ridiculed McCain’s Call for Spending Freeze?

What do you think about PRESIDENT Obama, (via WAPO) under pressure from deficit hawks, will seek a three-year freeze on domestic spending in his 2011 budget that would save $250 billion by 2020, administration officials said on Monday.
Do you think this should have been the primary focus over..... let's say, health care and special interest filled spending packages?

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Asked by grlygrlz2 at 9:34 AM on Jan. 26, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Then vs. Now


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:35 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • Absolutely yes he should of focused on the economy as a mega priority and it doesnt get better by taxing and spending and far left liberal garbage

    Answer by tnmomofive at 9:41 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • You couldn't have a spending freeze at that time

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:45 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • LOL, this is hysterical. Does the man have an original thought? Even with health care he ridiculed McCain for suggesting taxing benefits and then offering a tax deduction to make up for it on tax returns. Funny how him getting into office changed his tune. Isn't he in favor of taxing benefits now, only not offering up a deduction on tax returns? And this is better how?

    That whole thing about spending money to make money? Uh, the money you spend is supposed to be yours, not borrowed from elsewhere.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:57 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • It should have been the focus from the start. The dems have done basically the same as Roosevelt did policywise, causing a long extension of the recession.

    Answer by Carpy at 9:58 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • I think this demonstrates how he is a coward and chicken sh*t.. He signs several spending packages for his liberal cronies and liberal special interest groups. Hell he even awards NO BID contracts to companies with strong liberal (donation) financial ties..... THEN after that is said and done he considers a spending freeze??? Anyone who thinks this man is for the "average American" is in serious need of a reality check. Sure, he is 'for" the avg American... Just as soon as he "thanks and awards" the special interest/cronies with a tax payer financed spending spree.... THEN he considers the rest of America. I can't wait for 2010... Massachusetts all over again..... on a grander scale.


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:02 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • Right grly he says oh it was a 'mistake' shutting others out..wth did the dems accidently lock the pubs out?

    and he says makes it LOOK like back room deals are going on...wth? LOOK LIKE?!!?

    Answer by tnmomofive at 10:34 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • We need a freeze alright. The one Obama is suggesting is a joke though! Did you guys see all the things that are exempt? Everything except about $400 billion dollars worth annually. If we are lucky they might freeze 10 or 15 billion worth...a drop in the bucket and meaningless if the other things just go up! Obama is simply paying lip service to the masses.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:48 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • I was JUST coming here to pose this exact question. Fat load of good it's going to do now that he's sent the federal deficit skyrocketing.

    I'll make a prediction that the most common response from those who voted him in and/or still buy his line of crap will be: "What do you expect? He inherited this mess. It's not his fault!"

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:47 PM on Jan. 26, 2010

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