Candidate Barack Obama vs. President Barack Obama?

CANDIDATE Barack Obama promised a line-by-line scrub of the federal budget to root out wasteful government programs. November 2008, Obama said when introducing budget director Peter Orszag: "We cannot sustain a system that BLEEDS BILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS on programs that have outlived their... show more CANDIDATE Barack Obama promised a line-by-line scrub of the federal budget to root out wasteful government programs.

November 2008, Obama said when introducing budget director Peter Orszag:
"We cannot sustain a system that BLEEDS BILLIONS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS on programs that have outlived their usefulness, or EXIST SOLELY BECAUSE OF THE POWER OF A POLITICIAN, LOBBYIST OR INTEREST GROUP. We simply cannot afford it"

Why does PRESIDENT Obama insist that the congress approve ALL that "excess spending" in new "STIMULUS BILL".......?

What happened to: "We will go through our federal budget _ page by page, line by line _ eliminating those programs we don't need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible cost-effective way," CANDIDATE Obama has said.
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