In the past few days, I've heard criticisms that this [stimulus] plan is somehow wanting, and these criticisms echo the very same failed economic theories that led us into this crisis in the first place, the notion that tax cuts alone will solve all our problems, that we can ignore fundamental challenges like energy independence and the high cost of health care, that we can somehow deal with this in a piecemeal fashion and still expect our economy and our country to thrive.
I reject those theories. And so did the American people when they went to the polls in November and voted resoundingly for change.
People, get a grip. Only if the marginal discredited disunited Republicans actually manage to stop or radically curtail the stimulus will all this nonsensical Netroots panic and hyperbole be justified. If that happens I will gladly concede that I was wrong to trust Obama in all this, but, to be frank, I think the good usually very sensible people who seem to fear this outcome are kinda sorta… nuts.