The fierce urgency of sometime next year is really depressing me. I know my views are clouded somewhat by my life in an older urban hellhole, but the list of possible productive infrastructure projects are practically infinite. I'm not talking about make work, I'm talking about real projects from basic maintenance to sewers to pothole filling to the demolishing and reclaiming of property with abandoned buildings etc... etc... The fact that the administration is signaling that it's more worried about the deficit than unemployment is incredibly frustrating.
As a purely crass calculation, if unemployment isn't down significantly by next year the Dems are going to be associated with a shitty economy and, fair or not, the Wall Street bailout. It'll be an awful November.