Many of the things Republicans are saying today about the stimulus bill are predicated on a similar and presumably deliberate misunderstanding: that the legislation was meant to permanently fix the economy.
The Reed-Heller bill’s prospects look dim, and there will be pressure to turn to other legislation that have a better chance of success.
In the coming budget fights, Dems must be willing to play serious hardball, even if the consequences appear terrifying.
The president gives a big speech on the economy designed to reframe the battles over spending coming this fall.
The President's upcoming series of speeches on the economy is all about setting the stage for the coming "austerity" battles over the debt ceiling and the budget.
Obama must use his State of the Union speech to make a forceful case about the relationship between government spending and economic recovery.
Expect a second inaugural speech that's less exciting than the first.