Obama Gets Mad About Stimulus Delay
At the Times Paul Krugman wonders: if the Republicans are demanding $100 billion in cuts to the plan, as he presumes, "in order to be able to say that they forced Obama to move to the center... shouldn't Obama have made a much bigger plan, say $1.3 trillion, his opening gambit?" It may that, as elements of the GOP base are livid that they're discussing a stimulus at all, Republican senators are compelled to at least look like wreckers a little while longer. Obama clearly expects smaller cuts than are now envisioned. We'll see soon enough what he gets, and how he reacts.