Richard Viguerie: President's Proposal to Freeze Spending is Obama Obfuscation

Jan 25, 2010, 22:40 ET from

MANASSAS, Va., Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Richard A. Viguerie, Chairman of, regarding news reports that President Obama's State of the Union Address will announce support for a freeze on some federal spending:

"President Obama's expected announcement that he would support a freeze on non-security spending is another Obama obfuscation.

"Mr. President, if you are serious about controlling spending and reducing the dangerous deficit, you can demonstrate your bona fides with a stroke of your pen--no help needed from Congress:

  1. Don't spend the more than $400 Billion unspent money from the Stimulus Bill.
  2. Return to the U.S. Treasury, i.e. the taxpayers, the $210 Billion in TARP big bank bailout money that has either gone unspent or has been repaid.
  3. Promise to veto all legislation containing earmarks.

"Your pseudo-populism can be seen through a tea bag--and will be by the millions of Tea Party patriots."

NOTE TO EDITORS:  Richard A. Viguerie pioneered political direct mail and has been called "one of the creators of the modern conservative movement" (The Nation magazine) and one of the 'conservatives of the century" (The Washington Times).

Richard A. Viguerie

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