Obama to Seek Spending Freeze to Trim Deficits


Published: January 25, 2010 Obama to Seek Spending Freeze to Trim Deficits

By JACKIE CALMES

WASHINGTON — President Obama will call for a three-year freeze in spending on many domestic programs, and for increases no greater than inflation after that, an initiative intended to signal his seriousness about cutting the budget deficit, administration officials said Monday.

Doug Mills/The New York Times

Days before his address to the nation, President Obama spoke to the Middle Class Task Force on Monday at the White House.

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