Whether you call it bi-partisanship, post-partisanship or non-partisanship, it doesn’t work as a one way street, as the GOP has so quickly and ably proven.
This isn’t about partisanship anyway, it’s about whether the already completely fucked economy becomes the biggest clusterfuck in our lifetimes, if not ever. It’s time to start burying lots of bottles of money, so the capitalists can go about digging them up and people who lost jobs can get back to work. Yes, the titans of industry and finance will insist they solved everything, but since we’re the practical ones we’ll have to allow them that conceit.
Krugman is still warning of a deflationary trap. Granted, no one has a crystal ball and it’s fine to consult with conservative economists, but the stimulus bill cannot be picked to death by Republicans and sell-out Democrats and still stave off disaster.
It’s good the administration seems to recognize this basic fact now.