A Good Sign: Barney Frank Is Nice to Obama
Fiscal Policy in Oregon

Department of "Huh?!"

The New York Times:

Opposite of Bold: To create jobs, Mr. Obama must make it clear that he will not abandon the states at this time of budget crises. Bolstered aid to states is unpopular. But it is among the surest ways to preserve and create jobs because the money is pushed through quickly to employees, contractors and beneficiaries. The alternative is recovery-killing spending cuts and tax increases on the state level...

Who thinks that aid to states is unpopular? It is unpopular among senators. But my impression was that keeping schools from closing was quite popular...