''Too much of the boost to demand is backloaded to 2010 and beyond. The compromise bill is larded with spending determined more by Democrat lawmakers’ pet projects than by the efficiency with which the economy will be boosted. And it contains “Buy American” clauses that, even in their watered-down version, send the wrong signal to trading partners.''Basically what I've been saying into my beer recently. The problem is that both parties have tried to treat a pragmatic problem as a political problem. President Obama has allowed Democrats to lard their pet projects onto the package, making things much more partisan than they really needed to be. Republicans, meanwhile, have given the impression that, ''whatever it is, I'm against it,'' in order to please the crackpots that seem to drive their party these days. So, someone needs to fix the glaring errors and get this thing back on track. My pick would be the President.
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