[Obama] said that he had not made the decision to impose the freeze lightly. "These are people's lives. The doctors and nurses who care for our veterans; scientists who search for better treatments; men and women who care for our national parks, borders and skies." But he said these were times when "all of us are called upon to make some sacrifices". He added: "I'm asking civil servants to do what they have always done: play their part.""All of us"? Seriously? Who are we kidding here? Does anybody doubt that the tax cuts for the very rich will be extended once again, deficit or no deficit? Or that the benefits for long-term unemployed are about to lapse this week, while nobody will lift a finger to do anything about it?
If you still think this is a "socialist" administration, you need to tell me what you are smoking because I want some of that too right now.