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Orszag Insists He's No Peacock

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"I don't know that I would describe it quite that way," Orszag told me.

He defended the Obama freeze proposal as one tool, and said if it existed in a vacuum it wouldn't be sufficient. But that's why the administration has found $1.2 trillion in savings, the freeze is "only one step," he said.

Orszag was speaking to reporters about the Obama administration's new budget blueprint revealed today.