Obama's spending freeze:
Barack Herbert Hoover Obama?
Brad DeLong, January 25, 2010
For some time I have been worried about fifty little Herbert Hoovers at the state level. Right now it looks like I have to worry about one big one...
President Obama concedes defeat
Free Exchange, Economist.com, January 25, 2010
This will do very little about the deficit, and it will do even less to convince markets of the credibility of the American effort to trim the deficit.
Obama's Tiny Jobs Ideas for Main Street, A Big Spending Freeze for Wall Street
Robert Reich, January 25, 2010
A pending freeze will make it even harder to get jobs back because government is the last spender around
The Second Clinton?
James Kwak, The Baseline Scenario, January 26, 2010
Deficit reduction is a classic "Third Way" policy, but by doing it this way Obama is ceding ground to the government-haters without getting anything in return
Obama's Spending Freeze
Noam Scheiber, The Stash, January 26, 2010
These same liberals and wonks rejoiced when Obama backed job creation. But there is a logic to Orszag's gambit.