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I'm impressed with the President's suggestion of a two year pay freeze for civillian federal employees.  I'm not impressed by the savings and I don't think for a moment that he has come around more to my way of thinking (or Paul Ryan's or Mitch Daniels or...), or that he is ready for real compromise.  I think he understands what is central to the changes that he wants to implement and institutionalize and what is peripheral.  Or put it this way, he knows that the Democrats can freeze the pay of federal employees, cut domestic discretionary spending, make earmarking a felony, and still win the future.
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