Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Spending freeze?

I like the renewed focus on the deficit. But I have two major points:

1. 250 billion over ten years is almost nothing.

2. We're still in a recession. Whether or not we should do a second stimulus, at least we can agree that a spending freeze is the opposite of economic stimulus.

If Obama really wants to fix the deficit, I have three major proposals:

1. Pull out of Afghanistan.

2. Reform medicaid reimbursement and benefits.

3. Raise social security age to 70.

THOSE would take political courage.

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