Monday, November 24, 2008
Rare Pre-Inaugural Call to Hasten Stimulus Bill
Today President -elect Barack Obama made a plea to Congress to pass a jobs-creation and stimulus bill - and a costly one it is - to ward off a national catastrophe "of historic proportions". Here again Obama shows the "just do it" Generation X stance which Howe and Strauss said would mark the predicted Fourth Turning President, who would appear in 2004-08, and whose ascent would signal a resurgance of the disenfranchised party (obviously, the Democratic one). I for one find this all very comforting, in that since 1998 I have placed great stock in the book which the two historians co-authored.