In Lieu of Budget Leadership, Obama Proposes Spending Freeze

By: Wednesday January 26, 2011 6:55 am

If Obama actually thinks there are wasteful discretionary programs, like ethanol subsidies and farm subsidies, he should just directly call for those programs to be eliminated. If ending a bunch of bad corporate welfare programs results in an overall cut in discretionary spending, that is good.


Liveblog: President Obama’s State of the Union

By: Tuesday January 25, 2011 6:06 pm

Please take a look at my analysis of the full speech, which was released about an hour ago. Also, if you want to look at a scorecard from last year’s State of the Union, look at this HuffPo checklist from 2010.

Let the liveblog begin.

Obama Undermines His Own Spending Freeze Policy

By: Tuesday February 2, 2010 5:10 pm

President Obama is holding a town hall right now in Nashua, New Hampshire that was both a teachable moment and also incredibly revealing about the bankruptcy of the President’s spending freeze. Unfortunately, he delivered the argument against the freeze.

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