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LarryNaselli.com
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Spending Freeze

Obama added another entry to the "how stupid do they think we are?" category with his State of the Union speech call for a Federal Spending Freeze. If you are age 40+ you should recall a very similar Freeze proposal, namely the Nuclear Freeze movement of the 1980's.

What does Federal Spending have to do with Nuclear Weapons? Well, besides their common potential to destroy the prosperity of the United States, just this: the Nuclear Freeze movement was initiated by Soviet dictator, Leonid Bresznev, and picked up by both anti-American and merely gullible Westerners. Why did Bresznev propose a nuclear freeze? Because the USSR had deployed intermediate range nuclear missiles in Europe, aimed at America's NATO allies, and President Reagan was moving forward with plans to respond by deploying American intermediate range nukes in Western Europe, aimed at the Soviet Block.

Once the Evil Empire had it's nukes in place, but before the U.S. had deployed its missiles, the Soviets called for a "Freeze."  Likewise, Obama has run-up Federal Government spending dramatically in the last two years, and now as the new Republican majority in the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to roll-back spending to pre-Obama levels, the President proposes a spending "Freeze" at the current inflated levels.

Hopefully, Republicans have the sense to follow the Gipper's lead and brush off the Freeze ruse. Better yet, they should remember how Reagan called and raised Bresznev by offering a "Zero Option," in which the Soviets would remove their nukes from Europe in exchange for the U.S. not deploying ours. Republicans could offer a Zero Option budget, in which the federal government budget starts at $0 and every expenditure must be justified from scratch. That might sound too much like real life for the sensibilities of the Washington DC political class, but despite all the "smart" people saying it couldn't happen, Reagan eventually got the Zero Option from the Evil Empire.


Posted by larry_naselli at 12:21 PM CST
Updated: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 12:39 PM CST
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