McCain will support Obama’s proposed budget freeze

Sen. John McCain says he will support President Barack Obama’s effort to cut federal spending, but that it won’t work unless Obama shows a willingness to veto pork-barrel spending.

Amid indications the administration will announce plans this week to cut domestic spending in its budget proposal, McCain said “we need to do so.”

But in his appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” the Arizona Republican said that Obama “has got to veto bills that are laden with pork-barrel spending, earmarks.” He also said he’s determined to vote against another term for Fed chairman Ben Bernanke, “because I believe he was the captain of the ship when it hit the iceberg. He was there at the casino when all the gambling went on and he didn’t do anything about it.”


  1. griff

    Of course McCain would be for it, he campaigned on that premise. At least he’s consistent, and seems to have a better memory than our young President.

    Obama repeatedly denounced such a notion on the campaign trail. I think it’s readily apparent that Obama knows not which end is up.

    The first order of business would be to cut foreign expenditures, but that is apparently off the table.

    Israel needs their aid to carry out their genocidal operations. The other middle eastern countries need their aid so they can continue to give Israel the excuse to carry out their genocidal operations.

    And of course, we need to continue our own genocidal operations every where else.

    I’m all for cutting domestic spending, but that would require weening the People off their dependence on government. The only way to do that is to restore our manufacturing base and our agricultural base.

    Get people back to work. Doing so would also increase tax revenues and allow for modest tax relief to an over-burdened middle class.

    Ain’t empire building grand?

  2. bogofree

    My budget has been frozen for a few years but my taxes have not. In Massachusetts we have had several hikes with the most visable being a sales tax increase. On the national level it just seems more of the same old.

    I would like to see it swing less to a system of takers on all levels. Maybe that would help the budget?

  3. woody188

    System of takers is practically the definition of government. That was part of why our Constitution was so important, to restrain government from taking too much. Fast forward to today and our shiny new fascist imperial plutocracy…

  4. bryan mcclellan

    Shiny or Shyster, Pluto is out of the mix.
    He’s no longer a planet.
    This is Absorbine Sr. folks….