Monday, January 25, 2010

Obama Proposes Spending Cuts In 2011

Responding to concerns raised by the recent Massachsetts election of Republcian Scott Brown, Barack Obama is now saying he will propose a "three-year freeze on domestic spending in his 2011 budget that would save $250 billion by 2020."

The Washington Post says, "Obama is under fire for a record deficit and has called for a bipartisan congressional commission to consider spending cuts and tax increases to improve the country's fiscal outlook."

Of course, he has not always felt this way.

February 2009, Republicans were calling for "Federal Spending Freeze to Address Growing Budget Deficit."

March 2009, Democrats labeled the proposed GOP spending freeze "INSANE."

Is this just another empty campaign promise to try to shore up Democrats in trouble this year seeking reelection?

1 comment:

Yono Senada said...

Plouffe is back in. Campaign 2010 has begun. Unfortunately, this is the only thing Obama seems to be good at ... campaigning.