Gov. Pawlenty appeared on New Hampshire radio station WGIR this morning and called for greater limits on federal spending. During his interview, Pawlenty said federal spending has gotten out of control and wants to see a federal constitutional amendment imposed to rein it in.
"One of the things that I think we should do is ask for a federal constitutional amendment for a balanced budget with the exception for war, natural disasters and emergencies, we have to give the president line-item veto authority and we need to reward politicians who are willing to say no instead of rewarding politicians who are willing to say yes"
Pawlenty is scheduled to speak at a fundraiser tonight in New Hampshire - fueling speculation that he's running for president in 2012. Pawlenty hasn't ruled out such a run.
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