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Obama Spending Freeze

Ryan Grim

Rejected: 'It's Not Enough,' Top Republican Says Of Spending Freeze | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If President Barack Obama was hoping to win over the Republican Party by proposing a five-year freeze in non-security discretionary spending during hi...

The Federal Coach: Managing the Fear of Cutback Among Federal Workers

Tom Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Fox

I reached out to senior leaders across government to collect their thoughts about how federal leaders can best manage the fear among employees about proposed hiring and pay freezes.

Congressman Engel's Passionate Response to the State of the Union

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Congressman Engel (D-NY) has been a member of the U.S House of Representatives for 22 years. He serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee, includin...

Budget Sense and Nonsense

James Kwak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Kwak

With an opposition party ready to roll out its artillery at any mention of either Medicare cuts or tax increases, it's hard to see where a budget solution can come from.

Boehner Agrees With Pelosi On Spending Freeze: Extend It To The Pentagon

Think Progress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Since President Obama announced his intention to enact a "spending freeze" on non-security domestic discretionary spending in the federal budget, prog...

Jeff Muskus

Pelosi: Defense Pork Shouldn't Be Exempt From Spending Freeze | Jeff Muskus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi reiterated on Thursday that pork-laden Pentagon programs shouldn't be protected from President Obama's proposed three-year ...

Sam Stein

Trumka Warns Obama: Spending Freeze Could Mean Lost Decade | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the country's top union leaders warned on Tuesday that President Obama's proposal for a three-year cap on discretionary, non-military spending ...

Freezing Discretionary Spending Will Be a Disaster for the Middle Class

Lawrence Mishel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lawrence Mishel

Obama's call to reduce overall spending when tens of millions of Americans remain out of work will condemn millions of families to years of avoidable economic hardships.

Spending Freeze Another Example of Obama's Schizophrenic Economic Policy

Ben Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Cohen

It was fine to rack up a giant bill when it came to the banks, but not when it comes to providing education for children or providing welfare to those trying to survive the worst job market in 80 years.

Obama's Tiny Jobs Ideas for Main Street, A Big Spending Freeze for Wall Street

Robert Reich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Obama's three-year freeze on a most discretionary spending will make it impossible for him to do much of anything for the middle class that's important. Chalk up another win for Wall Street, another loss for Main.

Jason Linkins

Obama's Spending Freeze: A Return To Infantilism | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The lack of merit to the idea of a three-year spending freeze has already been well picked over. Suffice it to say, as Robert Reich points out, it's ...

Budget Freeze-eology 101: Hatchets vs. Scalpels

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

The entire theory of the President's proposed spending freeze is to dial up the stuff that will support job growth and innovation while dialing down the stuff that doesn't.

Keeping the Focus on the Struggle of Everyday People: 2010 Edition

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Simon Rosenberg

The country wants their leaders focusing on what is their number one concern -- their ability to make a living and provide for their families in a time of economic transformation.

Sam Stein

Obama Allies Struggle To Defend Spending Freeze | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Some of President Obama's strongest allies in the labor world and the Democratic community struggled on Tuesday to defend his plan to implement a thre...

Ryan Grim

Now, McCain Wants More Than A Freeze | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

If President Obama is taking policy cues from his general election opponent in 2008, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), he'll have to go further than freeze ...

Sam Stein

Obama To Propose Major Spending Freeze Saving $250 Billion | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama will propose a three-year freeze in discretionary, "non-security" spending as part of a budget he will unveil one week from now...

The Liberal Blogosphere Goes Fox News

Oliver Willis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Oliver Willis

We should measure Obama on his words and hold him to high standards, but you can't profess anger at him for not holding up to the liberal caricature you dreamily doodled in your Trapper Keeper.

Sam Stein

Obama Scoffed At McCain's Spending Freeze Proposal During Campaign (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It didn't take long for the critics to come out in force -- and on YouTube -- against the Obama administration's just-leaked plan to propose a three-y...