Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Blue Dogs push to go further than Obama spending freeze

At The Hill:

Blue Dog Democrats want Congress to go further than President Barack Obama’s proposal to freeze spending in next year’s budget.

The group of House centrists will soon introduce a bill capping discretionary spending at specific levels. The move would challenge their leadership and the president, who are balancing concerns with the nearly $1.6 trillion deficit in 2010 with those who say government spending on job creation is the way out of the recession.

The spending levels sought by the Blue Dogs may result in spending cuts, which would go beyond Obama’s proposal to save $250 billion over the next decade by freezing non-security discretionary spending for three years, said Rep. Baron Hill (D-Ind.), a senior Blue Dog.

“Two hundred and fifty billion is a lot of savings with a freeze on discretionary spending, but I think we can do better,” Hill said in a brief interview.


Baron "This is my town hall meeting, for you" Hill is looking for political cover. If he thinks that the folks here in the 9th District are going to be fooled by his "Blue Dog fiscal conservatism" then he has become quite delusional. He has sealed his fate with his votes on the stimulus fiasco, cap and trade, healthcare and the $1.6 trillion budget. He is not a Blue Dog, he is a Pelosi/Obama LAP DOG!

Check out the video below to see how our "Representative" really feels about his contituents.

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