I thought Obama said we had to spend our way back into prosperity?

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    Obama seeks to freeze some spending - White House- msnbc.com

     
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    He did. And I think he shouldn't be appeasing the loons yet again.

    But maybe its just me who thinks you don't give in to school yard bullies.

    But I suspect the first thing he'll do is make sure he's re-elected. Still better than the alternatives.
     
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    We all know that Bush never included the cost of either war in his budgets. Obama did and Republcians screamed that he tripled the budget. Odd that.
     
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    Geezus, what does it take for you Obama smoochers to wake up? He should have done this the first day in office. Where have you been for the last year of massive corruption and failure?
     
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    Yes, that spending back to prosperity works real well at my house.:lol::lol::lol::lol::lol: Now I have credit cards so run up that I can't pay them off. :lol::lol::lol::lol: Now I am filing for bankruptsy.:lol::lol::lol::lol:JUST KIDDING, I PAY CASH FOR EVERYTHING AND IF I CAN'T AFFORD IT, I DON'T BUY IT. Maybe the government could learn something from the average citizens out in the real world.

    BTW- this spending freeze is like shutting the barn doors after the cows have run off. McCain and Palin campaigned on this but they would have done it before they spent another 1.5 trillion dollars.
     
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    If you think government spending is going to save our economy or get our jobs back, you are smoking crack. This is a lot more complex economy than the 1930s. The only breathing room we have as a nation is for government to take a back seat and shut up, and get out of the way for a little bit. The time for bright ideas and increased spending is over. Government broke our nation. It's going to take years to get out of this mess, and then maybe we can listen to bright ideas again. That's where we are.
     
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    Government is the CONSUMER of wealth, Business is the CREATOR of wealth and therefore JOBS.

    BTW- the feds have no clue where that 787 billion dollar STIMULUS money went that no-one read before they signed it.
     
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    Yes, but where they are creating the jobs and wealth now is the issue.
     
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    It is complex. But government does need to spend. And banks need to lend money instead of high fiving themselves for almost exploding the world's economic system with obscene bonuses.

    And because the repubs broke everything doesn't mean that Dems shouldn't get to fix it... same as they always do.

    The problem is the rant and rave from the rightwingnuts started the day he was elected.
     
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    jillian...you and I usually agree, but I have to take exception here. I voted for Obama because he touted himself as different from "politics as usual". What I am seeing is Obama governing by what the polls tell him. Typical politician to me...
     
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