Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Obama's Budget Freeze: Throwing Away the Scalpel and Grabbing the Hatchet

Faced with criticism from both sides, Barack Obama has decided it is time to do something new. He says that he intends to propose a three-year freeze in spending, accounting for one-sixth of the federal budget. He hopes such a move will satisfy those that have a rising concern over the incredibly massive deficit spending under Obama's watch. The freeze includes limits on discretionary spending unrelated to the military, veterans, homeland security and international affairs. Also untouched are big entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

If you will remember back to the presidential campaigns, McCain suggested doing the very same thing, and Obama attacked the idea, calling it a hatchet job, and proposing that it would be better to go through the budget with a scalpel, rather than a hatchet.

Now, it seems, faced with a failed presidency, even Obama is willing to become a hatchet job.

I have a proposition. How about we cut Obama out of the picture (Despite the fact that he is slowly becoming McCain)?

-- Political Pistachio Conservative News and Commentary

Budget Freeze Is Proposed - Wall Street Journal

The Hatchet And The Scalpel: A Debate Parable - NPR

Obama Scoffed At McCain's Spending Freeze Proposal During Campaign (VIDEO) - Huffington Post

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