The New New Deal

The New New Deal


Will Obama be able to pass a bold, new agenda to save the economy after Bush’s last 100 days?

David Gregory and company discuss…

If he can bring people together and convince them that his agenda represents the best way, then yes he can. But it’s going to be tough as Republicans try to save any vestige of fiscal conservatism that’s left.

  • kranky kritter

    Two questions, two answers.

    Will our new President, with his new congress, pass one or more giant bills purportedly geared towards fixing our economy?

    Of course. That’s a foregone conclusion in my mind.

    Do the President and congress actually have the power to fix the economy, such as by picking winners and losers and wisely choosing the paths that have merits and sagely avoiding the potholes?

    That’s where I become deeply agnostic…I’d like to hope so, but I seriously doubt it.

  • Jason M.

    Just as with everything else, we’re going to have to see how everything shakes out after the government makes its decisions. If it all works out, then that’s great. If not, it’s rock soup.

  • mw

    Jason, Kranky, Have a little faith guys!

    This is the “best and the brightest” we are talking about here! Very much in the model of the JFK/LBJ “best and brightest” that brought us the Vietnam war, the Bay of Pigs, and the Great Society.

    We all know that history shows that a centrally managed economy far out-performs those messy markets with all those nasty ups and downs. All it takes is making sure that you have smart enough people with good intentions at the top and everything will work out fine.

    I mean, look at the much more highly regulated and managed economies of Europe, where they managed to completely avoid this economic downturn. They did didn’t they? No, I have no patience with your kind of negativity. I have no doubt that this approach will work out as well for us every bit as well as it does in France, Germany, England and Iceland.

    You just need high hopes.