We need forward progress along many economic fronts. Right now, how we do that is pretty much immaterial. We also need to stay away from new spending amd borrowing which do not have a direct, positive impact on the economy. On this front Obama is off the rails. Even many Democrat policy thinkers are starting to become loud about it. In the for-what-it-is-worth column, who really cares about Bush or Obama? Who cares whose fault all of this is? People exercised at this level are nothing more than foot soldiers for idealogues. Investigate and decide these issues for yourself. Think out of your current framework.