The Second Clinton? The Baseline Scenario from the article at this link; "The usually understated Mark Thoma thinks along similar lines (in uncharacteristically not understated tones): We get cheap political tricks that are likely to backfire. How will this look, for example, if theres a double dip recession, or if unemployment follows the dismal path that the administration itself has forecast?" Obama Scoffed At McCain's Spending Freeze Proposal During Campaign (VIDEO) from the article; "Some Democrats scoffed at the idea, calling it the wrong approach during a time of deep economic recession. Republicans depicted it as a political gambit destined to be shot down by a non-compliant Congress." Which is it, the repeat of a failed Carter wage and price freeze or a wise way to control spending in a hurry, like McCain proposed during the election?