When you can't decide what to write about, sometimes you should just go Glenn Reynolds-style and offer a buffet.
It seems like I'm endorsing Iowahawk every other day. That's because he's prolific and great. He's just tryin' to drive you to the store, Mr. Daschle. The money store.
We have great faith in negotiation in the era of Hope and Change. So how do you negotiate with people who do this?
So if we cap executive compensation at bailed out companies at $500K, on the theory that if an enterprise or entity receives federal largesse, the feds can dictate how an enterprise uses any of its resources, can we cap other forms of compensation for people at $500K? Like book royalties?
Support for the stimulus package is now down to 37%. And a solid majority (53%) believes tax cuts will help more than additional government spending. Obama promised that up to 95% of Americans will get a tax cut. Instead he's pleading for passage of a crap sandwich that 50% of Americans think will make things worse. For a guy who was widely praised for his strategic thinking, it's amazing to see: he's only two weeks into his presidency and he's already out on a ledge.
On the other hand, it does appear that our new president is capable of learning. A trade war would be a really bad idea 'round about now.