Mike Pence: ‘I’ve Never Met a Spending Freeze I Didn’t Like’

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010 at 1:23 pm

At a luncheon held at the Heritage Foundation, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) was cautiously open to the idea of a three-year non-defense discretionary spending freeze floated last night by the White House.

“I never met a spending freeze I didn’t like,” said Pence. The first he’d heard of the concept, he said, came at a December 2009 meeting at the White House when Republicans suggested it. Rather than dismissing the idea as a political stunt, Pence was ready to take some ownership of it. “I’d welcome a sincere attempt at a spending freeze.”

Pence also joked a bit about how the media covered conservatives. “The New York Times reported that there were a few thousand on the mall on 9/12,” said Pence. “Fox News reported that there were a billion.”

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Swami_Binkinanda
Comment posted January 26, 2010 @ 5:05 pm

Good idea. I say we start by cutting federal funds going to Indiana and let the morons who keep electing sleazebags like Pence and Bayh live like their Amish brethren. Indiana-what is it good for, anyway?


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Comment posted January 26, 2010 @ 10:05 pm

Good idea. I say we start by cutting federal funds going to Indiana and let the morons who keep electing sleazebags like Pence and Bayh live like their Amish brethren. Indiana-what is it good for, anyway?


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Good idea. I say we start by cutting federal funds going to Indiana and let the morons who keep electing sleazebags like Pence and Bayh live like their Amish brethren. Indiana-what is it good for, anyway?


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