Monday, January 5, 2009, 10:20 PM
One of my chief concerns is that our leaders in DC do not really understand the nature of this crisis and are therefore going to either perform ineffective actions or, worse, harmful ones.
I have been silently crossing my fingers beneath the table, hoping that Obama’s team would figure out that this crisis is unique and will require some non-status-quo solutions.
Although I titled this "Analyzing the Obama Plan," this is neither a partisan nor political posting, and not even as much a critique of Obama himself as it is an examination of how the DC machinery currently operates. No one person controls much more than a sliver of the overall process and results that emanate from DC.
Now that there’s finally some meat on the plan which we can react to, let’s parse the numbers.