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    Re: Obama to propose spending freeze

    Quote Originally Posted by Winnb View Post
    Well they must have been whispering their complaints.
    I don't who the "they" are you're referring too, but many Americans were complaining about the socialist nature of the GOP under Bush.

    Hell, most of us were against Bush before he was elected because only a damn liberal could make his "compassionate conservatism" comment or promote anything as stupid as "aid to faith based charities". Also, his "No Child Left Behind" scam was done in complete collusion with the now happily deceased and replaced drunken Liberal Lyin' of the Senate.

    No honest assessment of the Bush presidency can conclude he was anything but left of center, and that's why, ultimately, it failed. Just like Obama is a failed president.

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    Re: Obama to propose spending freeze

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    I think it's good that he is wanting to freeze some things, but I think it would be better if he stopped pushing debt growing policies and repealed stimulus spending that hasn't been spent yet. I think this is a good small step, but I think Obama is mainly doing it for political purposes and in response to MA electing Senator Brown.He knows America is fed up with the budget, so he is trying to manipulate the masses into believing he is trying to fix the deficit and debt when he really isn't. It's all about his popularity, not about doing what is good for the country.
    Give this man a see-gar, he sees the big picture.

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    Re: Obama to propose spending freeze

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Do you think that anyone (anyone that is not already inebriated on The Omaba's kool-aid, anyway) will see this $25B/yr spending 'cut' as meaningful, and not the political ploy that you describe?
    I think some will, they will take the president at his word and not look deeper into the issue. There are a lot of people like that. People will see it as a step in the right direction, when in reality it's just a ploy to buy popularity in order to restore some faith in his administration or allow him to focus on his policy ramming before elections in November.

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    I knew that as soon as Obama proposed something in relation to controlling the deficit, those who cried the loudest about the deficit would still find ways to bitch, so I am not at all surprised by the way this thread has gone. I think some of you need to admit you really don't care about the deficit, you just want to bitch about Obama.
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    Re: Obama to propose spending freeze

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Obama to propose spending freeze - Glenn Thrush and David Rogers - POLITICO.com



    This is pretty surprising. Given the shifting national attitude, it looks to be that rare convergence of good policy, good timing, and good politics.
    This is a stupid idea now just like it was a stupid idea during the campaigns. Obama is caving to the corporatist loons.

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    Re: Obama to propose spending freeze

    Quote Originally Posted by AgentM View Post
    What slack? Canada doesn't go out and make enemies the way the US does. We don't have imperial ambitions like you do. Most of the time we leave people alone, and they leave us alone.
    Historically, leaving people alone was insufficient to ensure safety and stablity of both individual nations, and conceivably the world in total. You must be basing your idea on emotion, not history?

    The fact is the U.S. military is a defacto world military. Many nations rely on the U.S. for military backing, and they don't have to fund their military nearly as much as they might otherwise need to. Comparing the size of the U.S. military to other nations, who enjoy the umbrella of security it offers, is absurd.

    If any country poses a serious invasion threat to Canada, it's the US, and frankly there's no way our military could stop you from invading us if you really wanted to. You'd just have to fend off the insurgency later, and deal with the international consequences.
    lol. The U.S. is a threat to Canada? You bene reading Cheney's 1% doctorine or something?

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    Re: Obama to propose spending freeze

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I knew that as soon as Obama proposed something in relation to controlling the deficit, those who cried the loudest about the deficit would still find ways to bitch, so I am not at all surprised by the way this thread has gone. I think some of you need to admit you really don't care about the deficit, you just want to bitch about Obama.
    See:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/polls/...ng-freeze.html

    I'll be interested in your response.

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    Re: Obama to propose spending freeze

    Quote Originally Posted by NoJingoLingo View Post
    This is a stupid idea now just like it was a stupid idea during the campaigns. Obama is caving to the corporatist loons.
    Yes, because everyone knows that corporations are begging the government to stop consuming.
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    Re: Obama to propose spending freeze

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I knew that as soon as Obama proposed something in relation to controlling the deficit, those who cried the loudest about the deficit would still find ways to bitch, so I am not at all surprised by the way this thread has gone. I think some of you need to admit you really don't care about the deficit, you just want to bitch about Obama.
    What if we are "bitching" for a legitimate reason? Obama doesn't care about the deficit, it's all political manipulation. I will argue that it's because we care about the deficit that we are complaining about his actions. He is still raising it and these steps are all about manipulation to try and appease Americans that view the rising deficit as something the government should fix. I would support Obama 100% if he chose to re-evaluate the budges and force the government to live within its means, meaning not spending more then what we take in (assuming he allots spending in the correct places like national security etc...)

    I wouldn't generalize by saying people who don't support Obama and his policies will hate him regardless of whatever decision he makes. I was quite pleased when he announced to send troops to Afghanistan, I supported him on that.
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