Obama to call for 5-year spending freeze

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    Official: Obama to call for 5-year spending freeze - Politics - White House - msnbc.com
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    updated 15 minutes ago 2011-01-25T19:04:01

    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."

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    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. :lol:

    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..
     
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    not good enough, roll it back to 06-07, then lets do that......and I would wait till you hear it ALLLLLLLLLLLL before celebrating , then he has to sign the budgets to make it happen.........;)
     
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    There is probably less here than meets the eye. This is the same guy who called for his cabinet to find $100M in cuts. They didnt do it.
    The same guy who called for agencies to review regs for cost. That won't happen either.
     
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    Yeah...A spending freeze right after he's blasted federal spending sky high.

    Smoke and mirrors.
     
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    that's absurd.
     
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    These are just shell games.
     
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    Deficit and Spending Increase Under Obama - WSJ.com
     
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    something is better than nothing.

    I know we got a long way to go and obama is no penny pinching miser, but it beats not doing a thing on curbing spending.
     
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    He's gonna close Guantanamo and post every Bill for 3 days before the vote too!

    He's awesome!!!
     

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