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Are you for a 5 year spending freeze?

WASHINGTON – A White House official says President Barack Obama will call for a five-year freeze in non-security, discretionary spending during his State of the Union address.

The official says the proposal will be part of the president's plans to reduce the deficit that he will outline in Tuesday's primetime address. The official says Obama will also call for lawmakers to back a five-year plan put forth by Defense Secretary Robert Gates to save $78 billion in defense spending.

Obama is under pressure from the public and lawmakers to cut spending. Several Republican lawmakers have proposed cutting $100 billion from Obama's budget for the current year.

The official spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly ahead of the president's speech.


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Asked by sweet-a-kins at 1:17 PM on Jan. 25, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • At the same time, calling for a lot more spending to "boost" the economy.

    Answer by Carpy at 1:23 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Hey, Rocky, watch me pull a rabbit outa my hat, nuttin up my sleeve!

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 1:30 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Of course they're still complaining... It's what the repukes do!

    Funny, for MONTHS all they repeated over and over is STOP THE SPENDING !


    Answer by Anonymous at 1:37 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Cutting defense spending it's the democrat way! lol

    Not impressed...I honestly don't see Obama able to get his spending addiction under control.IF he does probably just enough to try and be re-elected and then IF he gets re-elected he will suddenly OOPS fall off the wagon.We'd be in deep a@@ trouble if that man gets re-elected.

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:41 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Yep, TN- that's how the political game is played. Pubs better find a candidate to nominate that can get elected by the moderates of this nation, or it will be 4 more years of PBO-


    Answer by Sisteract at 2:18 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • The last time a conservative posted a source that said "spoke on condition of anonymity you almost laughed her out of the forum.

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:20 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • The last time a conservative posted a source that said "spoke on condition of anonymity you almost laughed her out of the forum

    when? The last time I did that was using the daily caller and epoch as reliable sources


    Comment by sweet-a-kins (original poster) at 2:27 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • He is calling for a 5 yr spending FREEZE after a 2 yr spending SPREE. IMO we need 5 yr of spending CUTS...big deep ones.


    Answer by yourspecialkid at 2:40 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  •"Setting up a conflict with lawmakers over what items to trim in the federal budget, his advisers have said the president will make the case for continued investment in education and infrastructure"

    How is it an investment in education when we spend MORE per child than most other nations and are FAR LACKING in educational productivity?  Then ADD to it, Continued investment in infrastructure? Those turtles need new bridges?  That disc golf course needs new turf?  Or do the highways need more signs?


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:48 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • Grly - The US is admin happy..the paper trail that the legal eagles of this country mandate devours both time and money-that's why little ever gets accomplished. This country spends more time filling out forms and talking about what needs to be done rather than just getting to work and doing what needs to be done. It's no wonder the average abdominal girth and hip-hip measurement is growing.


    Answer by Sisteract at 2:58 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

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