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Divided We Stand

Divided We Stand
New book about the 2020 election.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


The president's proposal for a partial spending freeze runs counter to his 2008 rhetoric:

The problem with a spending freeze is you're using a hatchet where you need a scalpel. There are some programs that are very important that are under funded. I went to increase early childhood education and the notion that we should freeze that when there may be, for example, this Medicare subsidy doesn't make sense.

From the second fall debate:

I disagree with Senator McCain about an across-the- board freeze. That's an example of an unfair burden sharing. That's using a hatchet to cut the federal budget.

From the third fall debate:

Well, look, I think that we do have a disagreement about an across-the-board spending freeze. It sounds good. It's proposed periodically. It doesn't happen.