Too early to know if he will follow the rhetoric up with substance, but it is pleasing to see this language from Obama:
Mr Obama said he welcomed all suggestions on cutting spending.
“It’s time to hold Washington to the same standards families and businesses hold themselves,” he said.
“It’s time to save what we can, spend what we must, and live within our means once again.”
He added that spending could not continue “as if the hard-earned tax dollars of the American people can be treated like Monopoly money”.
This is in great contrast to NZ Labour which seems to think borrowing $240 million a week is not enough, and constantly calls for more spending.
It would be great to hear Phil Goff or David Cunliffe talk about protecting the hard-earned tax dollars of New Zealanders.