Official: Obama to call for 5-year spending freeze - Politics - White House - msnbc.com msnbc.com news services updated 15 minutes ago 2011-01-25T1901 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. "In areas outside the freeze, we also will be looking for cuts and efficiencies," a senior White House official told NBC News. "For instance, the president is putting forward a five-year plan put forward by Secretary Gates to achieve $100 billion in defense savings." All we had to do was take the House?! How flip flop is this? Not that I mind having a fake fiscal conservative in the WH. I'll take a fake one doing what I want him to do than a real one pretending. ahh, he sold out. Now everyone knows that all that fundamental change crap is out the window cuz big 0 wants to get re-elected first and do what he promised 3rd. And we did even have to take the Senate. Imagine how conservative he would be if we had..