Well, they’ve come to some kind of agreement, and, ironically, it’s in the general ballpark of what Obama originally asked for. Which has to be some kind of miracle.
A couple thumbnail observations….
If this pisses off people on the far right and far left, they probably got it where it’ll do the most good.
Parts of it will suck.
$789 billion (the number being bandied about) is better than $0 being spent on a stimulus, and the one thing we do know from history is that government spending (sorry, conservatives) promotes growth. (It promotes inflation, too, but I think that’s the last of our worries right now.)
Unless this sucker falls apart between now and Monday, when Obama’s planning to sign it, Barack Obama has already been a devastatingly effective president. (Whether it saves the economy or not remains to be seen.)
It seriously blows to be a Limbaugh conservative right now. Heh.
We should all strap it and put on our helmets. This is going to be “interesting”….