Skip to comments.BREAKING NEWS: Obama to call for 5-year freeze on non-security spending, White House says
Posted on 01/25/2011 9:40:57 AM PST by Hawk720
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With all sorts of stuff redefined as “security”...
Big Fat Hairy Deal, after the massive run-up in spending over the last few years. We need to CUT spending, not just freeze it at the current insane levels.
A freeze does nothing except leaves the deficits at above $1 trillion yearly but actual cuts decrease the trillion dollar deficits.
...AND the sheeple will cheer this great apron string tightener...forgetting that he is the one who put us in the situation in the first place. He's pulling a Bill Clinton and he will get away with it.
Yep! Security is going to become the next bastardized political watchword!
“Freeze” - that would mean no increases, but then, it also means no REDUCTIONS....
If revenues continue, for a variety of reasons, falling, and outlays remain ‘frozen’, that works out to an ever-increasing deficit...
Thanks for nothin’......
Freezing spending at too-high levels fixes nothing. In fact, it makes things worse.
So he wants to lock-in the drunken sailor spending for 5 more years with no roll-back?
Freez at 2008 levels ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Exactly. Freezing it at his spendthrift level accomplishes nothing. (And if you believe he’d even stick to that after re-election, he’s got a high-speed rail project to sell you too!)
Freeze at 2008 levels ONLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! (or earlier)
He just wants to LOCK IN the $1.4 trillion deficit
Freeze spending at a record high level???? Nice try.
If you’re spending too much, you don’t freeze the spending at the “too much” level.
You CUT spending.
“Calling” for it, and “getting” it, are two very different things....
Got his socialist DeathCare passed so it`s IN, can`t be subject to any freeze.
His agenda is passed, Czars rule by decree so he can feint to the middle and pretend to be moderate for 2 years.
Re-election is guaranteed.
Bookmark this one in stone
“he makes it his policy to spend no more money?”
Where do you see him promising to spend “no more money”?
His “freeze” is a lie meant to make it look like he’s reducing spending, but in reality he’s fixing spending increases at current levels. He’s doubled spending in the last two years for his progressive b.s. and intends to keep spending. We need to cut spending, not fix the increase at present levels.
Freeze spending at high levels, then say you need higher taxes.
Spending levels are already too high. They should be CUT.
Freeze means only the usual 5% annual increase but no more beyond that and this time I mean it.
Correction: Freezes his spending level at its highest. Clever, no?
Freeze spending vs. cutting spending ?
Not convinced Mr. Soetero has seen the light, and nothing he talks about tonight will change that. He is a marxist, he doesn’t plan to do what is necessary.
If he were to drive getting some serious cuts in spending done... he would finally have his first accomplishment in office. His whacked-out liberal ideology is in the way, he won’t do it.
Yes, spending levels are too high, and people are rightfully demanding serious cuts. The cuts are the correct solution. The fact that Obama is not promising cuts is a clear indication that he doesn't "get it".
But the really essential thing is that Obama is not honestly calling for even a true freeze (as bad as that would be). He's going to call it a freeze, and then he's going to increase spending. He is shameless.
Defund Obamacare, HHS, HUD, DOE, EPA, UN and then cut back to 04 levels.
Agreed. Obama is probably using the “baseline spending” ruse which has built in annual increases. Also, according to the article he is allegedly “freezing” only “non-security, discretionary” spending. That excludes so called “emergency” spending which is just about everything in the budget. He’s also probably excluding his “investments” which, of course, are not spending at all.
Since the Democrats think this is such a great idea, and they also think Bill Clinton was such a great president, let’s freeze spending alright....at the level of Bill Clinton’s last year in office, 2000.
After he jacks up our spending, he thinks it is an accomplishment to freeze it at that level for 5 years. We can’t MAINTAIN that level of spending for 5 years.
Looks like the Obama speech-writers are having a hard time today. They’re throwing out all kinds of trial balloons.
No bailouts of any kind?
Congressmen Brad Sherman and Paul Kanjorski and Senator James Inhofe all say that the government warned of martial law if Tarp wasn't passed.
Obama responded, You know, if my neighbors house is on fire, even if they were smoking in the bedroom or leaving the stove on, right now my main incentive is to put out that fire so that it doesnt spread to my house.
No investment in green technology?
WASHINGTON The changing global climate will pose profound strategic challenges to the United States in coming decades, raising the prospect of military intervention to deal with the effects of violent storms, drought, mass migration and pandemics, military and intelligence analysts say.
Such climate-induced crises could topple governments, feed terrorist movements or destabilize entire regions, say the analysts, experts at the Pentagon and intelligence agencies who for the first time are taking a serious look at the national security implications of climate change.
No additional funds for education?
At a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the launch of the 'Let's Move' campaign to end childhood obesity in the United States, an epidemic she said is costly and a threat to national security.
By “No More Money” I mean he proposes to not spend more money than the current budget...not that he isn’t spending ANY more money...just no more/no less...
If just 30% of the population were as savvy as Freepers then I would be amused by this lame bit of legerdemain.
Unfortunately, they aren't and we are soooo screwed!
This sounds like a last ditch effort to prevent REDUCTIONS in spending! Don’t fall for it!
We can expect it to be a Balanced Budget in no time.
Yes. Global warming/climate change is a national security threat, you betcha.
It’s a CON! Just like the pay freezes in federal employees. The pay rates were frozen, but EVERYONE got merit/step increases into the next higher pay grade, so although they technically did not get “raises” their pay increased because they were re-classified into a higher grade where the “frozen pay rate” was above the “frozen pay grade” they were just promoted out of.
No matter how thin you slice it, it’s still baloney!
This from the professional liar himself.
“Freeze” at the highest levels in history
This @ssclown takes us for idiots.
If for two years I or my spouse run up our credit card debt by spending $1,000 a month more than we bring in, we don’t “freeze” our spending at a level that’s already been proven to be a disaster, we cut back until we actually start chewing into the accumulated debt. Or we figure out how to make a lot more money.
Obama is incapable of pursuing either approach.
51% of the country ARE idiots... the Dem voters to be specific.
Usually these “freezes” mean nothing beyond inflationary increases. So the budget will contiue to grow along with the deficits.
Heating and cooling security
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